Parent Action on Drugs
Parent Action on Drugs began in 1983 by a group of parents concerned about the use of alcohol and other drugs by their teenage children. PAD develops and provides innovative and relevant resources and services, based on current research and “better/best practices” aimed at parents, professionals (teachers, health promoters, practitioners) and youth. PAD is an Ontario-wide organization whose programs and resources are used in communities across Canada. Some of their programs include; peer education, youth engagement programs, resiliency- building programs and resources, resources for parents, youth and professionals.
PAD provides free downloads for pamphlets for topics such as:
- An Early Start — Drug Prevention Starts at Home
- Building Resilient Youth — Practical Tips for Helping Your Teens Make Healthy Choices
- Parent Action Pack — Stats, Facts and Talking Points about Alcohol and Other Drugs
- When You Have Concerns — About Your Child’s Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Use.
PAD also has a parent and community handbook, you can view parts of it for free and can order it online. This resource is for parents, caregivers and community members concerned about youth in the 12-18 age range and gives parents information about teenage substance use and specific facts about more than 15 drugs and drug categories to help parents and other adults provide guidance to the youth in their lives.