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Alateen
www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Look at Alcohol Information to see how alcohol affects your body and brain, definitions of alcoholism and alcoholics, and myths you may have heard. The short survey will show whether you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol problem.

Birthright
www.birthright.org/
Provides non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
www.crisissupport.org/
Suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and free telephone counseling.

Go Ask Alice
www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/
A health question and answer site targeting teens, covering topics such as relationships, sexuality, nutrition, and emotional health. You can post your own health concerns directly to "Alice," or read the answers to questions posted by other teens.

Internet Public Library Teen Division
www.ipl.org/div/teen/
Check the links on dating, health, issues and style.

Law For Kids
www.lawforkids.org/
Based in Arizona, but lots of good legal info for any teen.

Legal Services for Children
www.lsc-sf.org/
By “children” they mean under 18. Lots of good information on the legal rights of teens, becoming an emancipated minor, and good links to Bay Area crisis phone numbers.

LYRIC
www.lyric.org/
A SF Bay Area community center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth 23 & under.

OutProud
www.outproud.org/
"OutProud!, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Youth, serves the needs of these young men and women by providing advocacy, information, resources and support. Our goal is to help lesbigay youth become happy, successful, confident and vital gay, lesbian and bisexual adults." Links to a national database for resources, reading lists and more. Check in with its site to read other teens' stories, learn about local community resources, and find good books for you and your family and more.

Sex, etc.
www.sexetc.org/
A teen-produced Web site that deals with information on a broad range of sexuality issues. Topics include love, sex, abstinence, contraception, AIDS, STDs, drugs and drinking, and violence. From the Network for Family Life Education (NFLE), a non-profit organization at Rutgers University.

Teen 411
www.teen411.info/
Teen411.info has been developed to help you find Alameda County organizations, schools, clinics and other agencies that can answer your questions or help you in a variety of situations.

TeenCentral
www.teencentral.net/
At this site teens can share their thoughts, concerns, anxieties, and experiences with other teens, and they can do this anonymously and safely. The idea is to allow teens to support one another free of outside pressure. Developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology, this professionally monitored, password-protected site is the work of KidsPeace, the world's "oldest and largest independent organization dedicated to helping children in crisis." Other features include news and celebrity stories relating to teen issues, and a "teen help line," mostly addresses and phone numbers of crisis centers nationwide.

Teen Community Violence Solutions
www.teencvs.org/
This page for teens by the Community Violence Solutions, the umbrella organization for the Rape Crisis Center of Contra Costa and Marin Counties, is a site for teens with important information about sexual violence, harassment, personal safety as well as community resources. The site includes topics such as: how to help a friend who’s been sexually assaulted, tips to protect oneself, date rape drugs, information for guys and true stories.

Teen New Driver’s Homepage
www.teendriving.com/
Lots of useful tips for teen drivers.

TeenWire
www.teenwire.com/
A searchable site for teens that presents information about adolescents and their issues including relationships, sexuality, and pregnancy. There is an archive of all of the questions asked. The Warehouse has articles about dating, love, sex, birth control, infections and diseases, abortion, sexual orientation, parents and friends, feelings, and more. World Views presents teen issues from other parts of the world. Hothouse is a teen-written zine. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Web of Addictions Fact Sheets
www.well.com/user/woa/facts.htm
A collection of information about drugs of all kinds, and is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions.

 

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