Resources

The Drug Talk (Paramus Post)

Alison describes how to have a conversation about drugs/alcohol with your teen.

National Institute of Mental Health

Learn about anxiety disorders and evidence-based treatments

A rich resource for many mental health issues

The Jed Foundation

A non-profit foundation dedicated to the emotional health of students

National Institutes of Health

A place to learn about how your brain functions

Meditation

Free meditation podcasts from an excellent teacher, Sharon Salzberg. Her book Real Happiness is a good basic guide to learning how to meditate.

The Antidrug Campaign

A view into Alison’s work with the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Youtube video of Dr. Laura Volkow, director of NIDA, explaining the effects of marijuana on the developing brain