Resources for Parents

Teen-Safe.org

Teen-Safe is an internet-based educational intervention for parents of high school students created in an attempt to make materials about teen substance use available to families, educators, and healthcare professionals. Our goal is to provide the latest science and true-life stories as educational materials to parents, and also to teens and pre-teens, to foster better family communications, promote resilience and healthy activities and reduce risky teen behaviors; to ultimately change young lives, preserve futures, and strengthen families.

If you have questions about Teen-Safe.org, or are interested in using Teen-Safe at your school please contact the CRAFFT team.

A website founded by the Maryland Collaborative to equip parents with college-attending children with tools and resources that will help parents to better engage in effected communication with their child about alcohol and drugs.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children’s Hospital 

Please call 617-355-2727

NIDA FOR PARENTS 

Facts on teen drug abuse for parents from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

COLLEGE PARENTS MATTER 

A website founded by the Maryland Collaborate to  equip parents with college-attending children with tools and resources that will help parents to better engage in effective communication with their child about alcohol and drugs.

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

HOW TO TALK TO TEENS ABOUT PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING SUBSTANCES

A resource to provide parents, educators, coaches, and health providers with current information about teen use of performance-enhancing substances, and how to start conversations about them.

marijuana: What you need to know to help protect children, teens and young adults

A prevention and early action resource for guidance about marijuana use.

“TALK. THEY HEAR YOU.” APPLICATION

SAMHSA’s new “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign mobile app helps parents and caregivers get informed and be prepared to have conversations with their children about underage substance use.


Resources for CLINICIANS

VAPING information, solutions & Interventions toolkit

A web-resource on vaping developed for adolescent and young adult health professionals.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in schools

A website from the Massachusetts Department of of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services that provides training and information for health professionals to conduct SBIRT services, with specific guidance for utilization in school settings.

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator

A resource for clinicians to search for different treatment options for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Please note that this resource does not currently include adolescent treatment services, but hopes to expand to address adolescent alcohol use in the future.


Resources for Teens

Above the Influence

An interactive website for teens offering videos and valuable insights on staying drug free, handling peer pressure, doctor Q&A, and advice from teens for teens on behalf of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Teen treatment stories and answers to common teen questions about drugs and alcohol.

TEEN-ANON

Help for teens who drink or use drugs and all those who love them!

The Cool Spot

A young teen site sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human services that provides alcohol use prevention information.

NIDA for Teens 

Drug facts and activities for teens from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

THIS IS QUITTING 

A supportive interactive media platform to connect with others who are quitting and get virtual support.

Center for Young Women’s Health

A website created by Boston Children’s Hospital with information on all things young women’s health.

Center for Young Men’s Health

A website created by Boston Children’s Hospital  with information on all things young men’s health.

Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help

An informational guide for individuals, family members, or friends looking to address problems with alcohol use.