Peers Influence Peers has found some excellent sites on the Internet dealing with domestic and dating violence, drug and alcohol abuse prevention. If you know of any others that ought to be on our list, please e-mail us at:

Addiction Hotline: (866) 578-7471

Substance Abuse in College Students
Northeast Addictions Treatment Center - Binge drinking and abuse of both recreational and prescription drugs are common concerns. Substance use and abuse among college students is twice as likely than it is among young adults who are not in school.

Addiction Center
Seeking treatment for drug rehab is a critical step in improving your life. It is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It’s natural to have some concerns and misgivings, but there is no need. There are many thousands of treatment providers out there each with different focus and process.

Guide to Substance Abuse in Veterans
There are approximately 23.5 million veterans in the US today and 2.3 million active military service members. It is estimated that 1.5 million veterans had a substance use disorder in 2014.

Drug ReHab Connections
The Drug Rehab Connections community is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery.

American Addiction Centers
If you are searching for rehab options for yourself or for someone you love, this is all wonderful news. It is clear that you have options available, and there is bound to be a provider out there that can assist you or your family with the addiction problems you face. But which option should you choose? And more importantly, how can you be sure that the option you do choose is the right one?

Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is one of the hardest issues millions of Americans will face in their lifetime. Luckily, there are many treatment options available that will help get you or your family member in a position to transform from a life of addiction to a life of connection.

Addiction Guide
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.

How do you talk to your kids about Addiction
Opening up to your children about your addiction or that of a loved one is kind of like telling them about the birds and the bees. You want to be honest and informative, yes, but you want to tailor the details to their age, comprehension level and comfort.

Denver Recovery Center
Addiction has many faces and lives all around us. It does not discriminate, does not have any discretion with regards to which neighborhood it is found in, and doesn’t care how much money you have. It is not concerned with what kind of job you have or how much education you received.

Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Suicide Prevention LifeLine?
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Sometimes your struggle can be underestimated because of your age. But we hear you, and help is available.

Teen Line
Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call us at 800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336), text us by texting “TEEN” to 839863. Teen Line also offers message boards, resources and information.

Am I Depressed or is it a Phase?
Teens are moody, hormonal, with fluctuating emotions that make it difficult for them, their parents, and even healthcare professionals to determine whether they are depressed or just being a teen.

Surviving a Child's Suicide
The sad reality is that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years old. For survivors, the days, weeks, months, and even years following such a tragedy can feel like complete isolation as they spiral into a dark abyss that’s both unexpected and undeserved.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
he Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide was founded in 2005 by two friends who lost teenaged children to suicide. After their losses, the men were shocked to learn that suicide was the third leading cause of death for America’s youth and were determined to do whatever they could to protect other families from the devastation of suicide.

Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

The Recovery Village
Contains information on how to leave an abusive relationship, how to help a victim of domestic violence, and more. Together, we can raise awareness and empower those struggling and their loved ones to reach out and seek help. .

Break The Cycle
Break the Cycle engages, educates and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.

My Sister's Place - DC
My Sister’s Place, Inc. (MSP) is the largest and oldest non-profit agency exclusively serving battered women and their children in the District of Columbia. Annually, thousands of victims of domestic violence find sanctuary from abuse in our residential programs and supportive services. Currently our programs consist of emergency shelter, transitional housing, the region’s only transitional housing for immigrant victims of violence, the Emergency Services Center, and our 24-hour crisis hotline. 

The Putnam Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center
Incorporated in 1979, the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center began a tradition of providing information resources, skills workshops and professional counseling to assist women in making informed choices and in working towards their potential. Programs and services are continually developed to meet community needs and to reflect the needs of women, children and their families in a changing social environment.

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Project Know
The teenage years are a prime time for experimenting and asserting independence. As teens transition into adulthood, they often become tempted by adult activities. They want to follow their parents' lead, try the activities already done by their friends and establish their own identities. Drugs and alcohol frequently become involved in this mix.

Discovery Place
Comprehensive guide to heroin recovery.

Millions of people world wide are battling drug addictions. Starting at a young age we are exposed to the dangers of drugs both illicit and legal. While parents fight to educate their children on the dangers of drugs the peer pressure can be to much to handle.

Foundation for a Drug Free World
" I was raped, beaten, mugged, robbed, arrested, homeless, sick and desperate. I knew that nobody could have a lifestyle like that very long and I knew that death was imminent. If anything, death was better than a life as a junkie." —Alison

NIDA for Teens
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Heath (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.
Recognizing that teens want to be treated as equals, NIDA scientists were careful not to preach about the dangers of drug use. Rather, the site delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that kids will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions.
Elements such as animated illustrations, quizzes, and games are used throughout the site to clarify concepts, test the visitor's knowledge, and make learning fun through interaction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse 
"The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is to ensure the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment and policy."

"Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, is the premier membership organization of over 5,000 Community Coalitions nationwide, each fighting the problems associated with substance abuse and violence -- one community at a time.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy 
"The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences. To achieve these goals, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy, which directs the Nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities."

Detox to Rehab
Need help now? Find a treatment center for drug or alcohol abuse. Need medical advise about substance abuse?

Partnership For a Drug Free America 
"Roofies. Special K. Aunt Mary. What are these drugs? What do they do? Where can you turn for answers? Welcome to the largest, most accurate database of drug information on the Web. The more you know, the more you can do to help the people you care about."

National Center On Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) Columbia University 
"Our Missions: To inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and it's impact on their lives. To assess what works in prevention and treatment. To encourage every individual and institution to take responsibility to combat substance abuse and addiction."

Life or Meth
This is the online version of the Methamphetamine education project designed to educate youth about methamphetamine in an fun, interactive learning environment..

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 
SAMHSA's mission is to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system.

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addictions 
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug addictions fights the stigma and the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction.

American Council for Drug Education 
"Learn how you can help the American Council for Drug Education in its quest to diminish substance abuse and its impact. Become an individual or corporate member of ACDE. Just how does ACDE go about its mission? Click here for more information."