Resources for Parents

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, or are interested in using Teen-Safe at your school please contact

Adolescent Substance use & ADDICTION Program at Boston Children’s Hospital 

Please call 617-355-2727


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


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.


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.


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.


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.

Get One-on-one help to address your child’s substance use

A helpline from the Partnership to End Addiction that connects parents with individualized resources.

SAFE Family support locator

A search tool from Partnership to End Addiction & SAFE Project that helps families and caregivers find treatment services and support for their loved ones.

How to Talk to Your Child About Drugs and Alcohol

A doctor-reviewed guide on opening a conversation about substance use with your child.

Natural High

A drug use prevention nonprofit that provides videos, discussion questions, and activities to start conversations with your child about drug and alcohol 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.

Institute for research, education & training in addictions

An independent nonprofit that provides education around effective responses to substance use for a variety of health serving professionals.

ADOLESCENT Sbirt Curriculum

Resources to assist educators in teaching Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).


Resources for the implementation of Youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (YSBIRT) in primary care.

helping your patients with alcohol-related probLems

The Core Resource on Alcohol from NIAAA, made for healthcare professionals.

Adolescent Health Initiative: Youth-Friendly Materials

A wealth of free resources from the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine that can be used to create and improve youth-friendly healthcare environments.

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.


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

NIDA for Teens 

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


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.

Next Legends

Native Strong. Vape-Free. A resource for American Indian and Alaska Native teens that explores the harms of vaping.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (En español)

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (For deaf & hard of hearing)