Drug Guide

The drugs that young people are exposed to today are not the same as the ones that we knew when we were young. 

It’s important to know as much as possible about the substances that young people may be curious about, have heard about, or been exposed to in order to better understand the effects they can have on youth.

As a parent, guardian, or other trusted adult in a young person’s life, you are in the best position to provide them with reliable information about drugs that is based on facts, not fear.

Find the right words. We are here to help.

The DFK Drug Guide for Parents is a comprehensive booklet with evidence-based drug information that includes drug descriptions, street names, their health impacts and risks, and what your teen might have heard about them to inform you and help support your conversations with your kids.

We encourage you to have open, honest, and meaningful conversations about drugs with your pre-teen or teen, early and oftenso when they are older, they can make informed decisions for themselves about the use of substances.

Consult the pages on our site for more information about Prescription drugs, Cannabis, and Illegal drugs including Fentanyl, as well as other substances on our website.

Click here to download the DFK Drug Guide in poster size to print.