Resources for Families

Easy to Read Drug Facts

You might think that only some types of people can get addicted to drugs. The truth is, it can happen to anyone. These videos from NIDA explain addiction in simple terms.

Substance Use

Oregon Pain Guidance
Opioids are powerful pain medications.  The Oregon Pain Guidance site provides useful information about opioid use, misuse and overdose.

Turn the Tide
Turn the Tide is an initiative of the U.S. Surgeon General to end the opioid epidemic.

Easy to Read Drug Facts (Español) (Vídeo)
This website from the National Institutes of Health offers easy-to-read or listen information about drug use and addiction.

Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse (Español)
Five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth.

Underage Drinking: Talk They Hear You (Español)
This website from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers useful tips and tools to help parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.

Alcohol Use & Older Adults
This website from the National Institute on Aging offers a wealth of information on a variety of health topics, including alcohol use, talking with your doctor and how to help someone with a drinking problem.
This online resource is designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends with information and resources to help with issues affecting their lives.

Mental Health

Mental Health Information for Parents & Caregivers (Español) offers a wealth of information on mental health disorders, how to talk about mental health and how to get help.

Having a child with a mental health condition can be a challenge. This site from the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers information and resources. (Español)
The stigma associated with having a mental illness often makes it hard to talk openly about what your feelings and experiences. is offered by NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Help for Service Members and Their Families
Current and former service members may face different mental health issues than the general public. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs mental health site for useful resources.

National Suicide Prevention Line (Español)
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Trauma Informed Oregon
Trauma Informed Oregon is a statewide collaborative that provides information and resources addressing the impact of trauma on children, adults and families.