Resources are available for students and young adults
that have questions about substance use and abuse.
101 COPING SKILLS FOR TEENS
Coping skills are strategies you can use to help reduce, and better manage your mental health symptoms. They help us to calm our brain and body. Mix up these coping skill cards and get some ideas for yourself!
behind the haze
Get the facts about vaping.
The Truth Initiative gives young people the facts about smoking, vaping, nicotine and the tobacco industry, engages individuals and groups to make change in their communities, innovates ways to end nicotine addiction and join forces with collaborators committed to a future where tobacco and nicotine addiction are a thing of the past.
Natural High inspires and empowers youth to find their natural high and develop the skills and courage to
live life well.
The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know
Did you know that big and important changes are happening in the brain during adolescence? Here are 7 things to know about the teen brain.
my life, my quit program
My Life, My Quit is a free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping, smoking or chewing.
Text "Start My Quit" to 36072, chat with a coach online, or call 855-891-9989.
The Know the Truth™ Prevention Program provides evidence-based prevention education tailored to the specific needs of each school. They inform the younger generation about the choices they have to fight against substance use, and to power through stereotypes and invest in their future.
They promise to educate and empower youth to take a stand against substance use.
How to contact them:
Anonymous Text Hotline: 612-440-3967
additional online resources
Many are interactive and address multiple topics. Check them out!
Above the Influence
Every teen's life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. ATI's goal has always been to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. (The ATI program is no longer active, however they still have information and resources provided on their website.)
Collateral Consequences Learn about the consequences that can occur based on your actions.
Just Think Twice Get the facts about drugs.
MADD-Power of You(th)
MADD wants youth to know the facts about underage drinking and why it is so important to make good choices. They offer a toolkit for student leaders so they can empower others to stand against underage drinking.
NIDA's National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and help share facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction in your community.
Students Against Destructive Decisions
SADD has been a leading organization dedicated to saving lives by empowering teens to stand strong against destructive decisions.