NIDA Teen Goes Mobile!

Addiction Information For Teens

nidaThe National Institute on Drug Abuse ( NIDA) has always been a great source of information on all things drugs and alcohol. Now they have expanded their online drug and alcohol resources to mobile smartphones and tablets. Take an hour or two out of you day to people watch and you’ll see that everyone, especially teenagers, have their nose stuck in their phones. It seems that people nowadays are uncomfortable when they leave the house without their phones and are forced to actually interact physically with other human beings. So this expansion of their online website is a smart move on their part. If they want to get to the teens then they need to be where they are and right now smartphones and tablets are all the rave. If a youth sees an iPhone what’s the first thing they want to know? If you have any games of course!

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports on the matter:

For teens, their parents and teachers, NIDA has upgraded its popular teen website to a “responsive design” model that automatically adjusts to fit the viewer’s screen for better viewing through smartphones and tablets. The new design is also more engaging, with larger, more vibrant buttons that link directly to resources that provide answers to questions and concerns related to drug abuse in adolescents. The teen site continues to house free, interactive resources such as its teen blog and PEERx, an online educational initiative to discourage abuse of prescription drugs among teens.

In addition to the redesigned teen site, NIDA’s improved Parents and Educators page makes it easier for caregivers and teachers to find free, scientifically based prevention and education resources. Examples include Family Checkup– a tool for talking with children about drugs — as well as the latest science-based information on the health effects and consequences of drug abuse. Teachers can also find free resources for  elementary, middle and high school students, including examples of classroom-based science experiments from the NIH Lab Challenge.

Read the full article here.

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