Resources

For Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens Get the latest information on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring videos, games, blog posts and more.

Alateen A place just for teens affected by someone else’s alcoholism.

Above the Influence Help to stand up to negative pressures by increasing awareness of the influences around you.

Alcoholics Anonymous A self-supporting fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

That’s Not Cool That’s Not Cool is dedicated to decreasing teen dating violence due to technology and increasing awareness for healthy teen relationships online.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Information to help yourself or a friend who may be having suicidal thoughts. You can also find information on how to cope if a friend dies by suicide.

Crisis Text Line Crisis Text Line provides free emotional support and information to teens in any type of crisis, including feeling suicidal. You can text with a trained specialist 24 hours a day. Text “HOME” to 741741.

Trevor Project The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13–24. Its website has information about the signs of suicide and a way to connect online with other LGBTQ youth.

For Families

The Partnership at Drug Free.org A nonprofit that supports families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use.

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Parents Get information to help you talk with your teens about drugs and their effects, and learn where to go to get help.

Military Kids Connect for Parents At Military Kids Connect, you can explore exciting ways to connect with your children as they cope with a parent’s deployment.

Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with — and protect — their kids. But, when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, just figuring out what to say can be a challenge. Partnership for Drug Free Kids has provided scenarios and scripts below on what to say to your child, no matter their age.

Raising Kids Drug Free: Advice for Every Age Provides parents with a range of helpful strategies to create a healthy environment for kids of all ages in order to help immunize them against the temptations of drug and alcohol use.

Prevention Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents & Educators Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs of their distress. Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help.

Heroin, Fentanyl, & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use. A guide to help parents and families know the risks associated with opioid use.

For Professionals

Al-Anon/Alateen Fact Sheet for Professionals Information about Al-Anon and Alateen.

Center on the Family, University of Hawaii at Manoa The center conducts basic and applied research on topics related to family well-being, disseminates research-based reports educational materials, and provides training and technical assistance.

Child Trends Improving the lives and prospects of children and youth through high-quality research.

Coalition for a Drug Free Hawaii Prevention Resource Center The Hawaii Prevention Resource Center (HIPRC) serves as Hawaii’s center for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention educational materials and resources through it’s lending library, information clearinghouse, resource guides, and technical assistance services.

Military Kids Connect for Educators Offers educators smart advice to help military youth thrive in the classroom.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse / Columbia University A national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Educators Lessons, activities, and drug facts to educate teens about the effects and consequences of drug use.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

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