Teens — and adults who care for them — can now find answers to questions about drug abuse and
addiction more easily, and through smartphones and tablets. Spanish language versions of easy to
understand resources on drug abuse and addiction are now also available. The updates, announced
today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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
, 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. Teachers can also find free resources for elementary
students, including examples of classroom-based science experiments from the NIH Lab Challenge.