National Night of Conversation Addiction and Recovery Resources

Get the resources you need to talk your kids about drugs and addiction.

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National Night of Conversation Partners

Facing Addiction

An alliance of non-profit national, state, and local organizations to unite and raise awareness about the drug crisis in America.  

Drugs Over Dinner

An online toolkit that is designed to help you talk to your family and friends about addiction over dinner.

Getting to Recovery

Call the drug-free helpline if you or someone you know needs help or visit this website to become aware, stay informed, and get involved in the anti-drug campaign to help drug abuse and addiction.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This treatment provider search aims to give information to those looking for treatment for drug abuse, addiction, or mental health problems. You can also call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Line 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Find a Behavioral Health Provider

Find a professional in your area that can help you or someone you know on the road to recovery. 

Recovery Language and Why it Matters 

Use this helpful infographic provided by The National Council for Behavioral Health to learn the correct language to approach the topic of addiction and recovery. 

Recovery Opens Doors

How to talk to friends, other students, and groups in the community about prevention and treatment.

The Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) 

Get your FAQs on addiction and treatment answered here. 

Facts About Drugs 

Drug Guide

For a thorough explanation on different types of drugs and substances that can be abused, look at this comprehensive drug guide from

Drug Guide For Parents App 

Access a complete guide for on-the-go reference via your iPhone or Android. 

Heroin Addiction Infographic 

Most heroin addictions stem from an initial abuse of prescription drugs. Learn how the transition from prescriptions to heroin happens to better understand your teen's potential risk. 

The Medicine Abuse Project 

Sign the pledge to prevent medicine abuse to the best of your ability by vowing to safely guard your medicines and educate your child on drug abuse and addiction. 

Talking About Drugs with Your Kids

Marijuana Talk Kit 

Download a free marijuana talk kit from for everything you need to know for talking to your kids about marijuana. 

Family Checkup

Build the parenting skills important in preventing drug use among youth by looking at The National Institute on Drug Abuse's questionnaire. 

Parent Toolkit 

Get tips from on how to raise and educate drug-free kids. 

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides you with a comprehensive guide to educate you on how to talk to your children about substance abuse.

Understanding the Teen Brain

Learn more about the teen brain and how it can be influenced, in order to understand why risky behaviors can lead to bigger problems.

Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse: Not Worth the Risk

This free downloadable brochure from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps give you the information you need to start a conversation with your kids. 

Teen Influencer Workshop

Get materials from the Learn How to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse workshop in order to have a prominent role as a teen influencer for the teens in your life. 

Drugs Over Dinner

Answer questions about the conversation you want to have over dinner in order to receive a toolkit to help you plan, host, and moderate a conversation about drugs and addiction at the dinner table. 

Resources for Teens

NIDA For Teens  

Created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a resource for kids to learn about drugs and their effects on the brain. 

Above the Influence 

Help your teens become more aware of the influences around them and how to successfully deal with the pressures. 

Prescription Drugs: They Can Help But Also Hurt: Not Worth the Risk

This free downloadable brochure from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps explain the dangers of substance abuse to teens. 

You're in Control: Using Prescription Medicine Responsibly: Not Worth the Risk

This free downloadable brochure from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps educate college students on the risks of using and abusing un-prescribed medication. 


Learn more about The National Night of Conversation

Download The National Night of Conversation Discussion Guide so you can talk to your family about drugs and addiction. 

You don’t have to wait to start the conversation, find out Pediatrician Tanya Altmann's, MD advice on how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol today. 

Do you know everything you need to about drugs in order to start a productive conversation with your family? Learn more here. 

Prescription medication can be the stepping stone to substance abuse. Learn all the information on opiod addiction and prescription medication so you can be informed when you or a family member goes the doctor.