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Helpful Web sites for parents


www.lcbo.com/responsibility - The LCBO, an Ontario government agency, partnered with MADD Canada to develop this micro-site for parents of preteens. The LCBO promotes social responsibility by challenging and refusing to serve minors or customers who appear intoxicated in stores; creating and distributing materials to consumers on responsible drinking and hosting; and developing high-profile social responsibility advertising campaigns to help prevent drinking and driving.

www.madd.ca - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) partnered with the LCBO to develop this micro-site.  MADD Canada is a non-profit, nation-wide grassroots organization whose chapters are run by volunteers.  The mission of MADD Canada is to stop impaired driving and support the victims of this violent crime.

madd.ca/english/youth - Find out about MADD Canada's programs and contests that aim to empower youth to positively influence their peers and community to help eliminate impaired driving.

www.camh.net - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health site provides comprehensive general information about alcohol and addiction and many links to other Canadian and international sites.

www.parentsinfo.sympatico.ca - Parent Help Line aims to help enhance parents' and caregivers' coping and parenting skills. Users can speak with a professional counsellor, access more than 250 messages on typical parenting issues by phone or on the Web site, and participate in online discussion groups.

http://parentteacher.aadac.com - The Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) offers assistance and information on various drugs, including alcohol. The parent section includes many informative articles and other resources on communicating with your kids.

www.schoolnet.ca/alcohol - Your Life: Your Choice - an interactive site for kids, parents and teachers with a variety of information about alcohol, including reasons not to drink.

www.osaid.org - Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving Inc. (OSAID) is a youth-driven organization, with 500 secondary school chapters in Ontario, that strives to reduce and eliminate alcohol and other drug-related injuries and deaths, with the focus on impaired driving. Its "Call Me Contract" can be downloaded from this site.

www.taid.com - Take Action on Impaired Driving Inc. (TAID) is an initiative by Ontario youth and adults to coordinate their efforts in the fight against impaired driving.

www.ipromiseprogram.com - The I Promise Program works to reduce the risk of youth-related car crashes, and relies on parents (as role models) to enter into a contract with their young driver for safe and responsible use of the car.

www.mto.gov.on.ca - Ontario's Ministry of Transportation site has information about the consequences of impaired driving. Copies of Ministry road safety brochures are available at this site.

www.dart.on.ca - The Ontario Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment offers information on drug and alcohol treatment in Ontario. Its toll-free Drug and Alcohol Infoline number, 1-800-565-8603, is confidential, anonymous and runs 24 hours a day.

www.canadian-health-network.ca - This site provides a variety of information and links on alcohol-related subjects.

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/for_you/health4kids/body/alcohol.htm - Health Canada Online's Health 4 Kids provides kids aged 10-16 with a variety of health information. It features a topics list and an interactive human body, with information on alcohol.

www.ccsa.ca - The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse works to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. It provides information and links to many resources.

www.parentactionondrugs.org - Parent Action on Drugs strives to help parents make informed choices about substance abuse issues that affect their children. It provides parents, teens and the community with tools to prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

www.talkingwithkids.org - Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a U.S. initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier about tough issues, including alcohol.

www.health.org - A U.S. site with information on alcohol and other drugs, plus links to many resources for parents, youth and the community.


Note: Apart from the LCBO and MADD Canada Web sites included in this list, parties other than the LCBO and MADD Canada have independently developed the above-listed Web sites. The LCBO and MADD Canada do not control these Web sites, do not approve their content or guarantee the accuracy of the information they contain. The LCBO and MADD Canada expressly disclaim all liability of any kind arising out of the use of, reference to or reliance on information contained on other parties' Web sites. The listing of an organization should not be construed as an endorsement of its services or products.

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