Thurston County Narcotics Task Force

Would You Know If Your Kids Were Using Drugs?

Being a parent of a young, impressionable, and questioning teenager has never been tougher.  The temptations for our youth are many and some, such as substance abuse, are exceedingly dangerous.  For some people, all is takes is just trying it once, and the future becomes a lifetime of struggling to stay away from what they would like to seek most.

Listed below are links to informational resources which we hope will help you guide your child along a path away from a life of substance abuse, and if need be, find help when help is needed:

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4TroubledTeens - Information about signs of drug abuse in teenagers, substance abuse, and intervention.

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Alcohol / Drug Help Line - 24 hour help line, information regarding free treatment.

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Aspen Education Group - Signs of alcohol or drug abuse.

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Brochures
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Meth Prevention Talk, Issue #24 (English)

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Meth Prevention Talk, Issue #24 (Spanish)

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Crisis Clinic

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DEA - US Drug Enforcement Administration; drug information, facts and data, etc.

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DrugWatch - Features extensive information about thousands of different mediations and drugs currently available.

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DSHS - A guide to accessing local, community services.

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DSHS - Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.

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Evergreen Treatment Services

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Focus Adolescent Services - Teenagers and drugs.

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Grandparents' Magazine - What about drugs?

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KCI - The Anti-Meth Site - Sites and Links Against Methamphetamine

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Legal Action Center - Alcohol and drug programs.

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Marijuana Eradication Program - The emphasis of this program is to consolidate the efforts of federal, state, and local enforcement agencies to eradicate marijuana-growing operations within the state of Washington.

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Meth Monster - Thurston County meth information

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Meth Resources - US government information about methamphetamine.

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Meth Watch

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NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Office of National Drug Control Policy - Publications, programs, drug facts, etc.

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Parents - The Anti-Drug

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Partnership for a Drug Free America

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Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center

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RAND Drug Policy Research Center

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SAMHSA - Substance abuse treatment facility locator.

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TOGETHER - a Youth Violence, Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Prevention non-profit organization serving the residents of Thurston County.

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Thurston County Public Health and Social Services - Thurston/Mason Chemical
Dependency Program

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Treatment - Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Washington State Alcohol Drug Clearing House - Information on issues related to alcohol and other drugs.

The Thurston County Narcotics Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional partnership between the Lacey Police Department, the Olympia Police Department, the Tumwater Police Department, the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office, the Washington State Patrol, and the Washington State National Guard.