Substance Use & Addictions

The best prevention for substance use and addictions in children and teens is talking about substances early, modeling appropriate adult use and/or abstinence, reducing stress, and reassuring them they can talk to matter what. Most important of all? Find fun and meaningful ways to stay connected and involved. Strengthening attachment will help you better support your child, even if professional intervention is needed. Please reference our Children, Youth & Porn, Prenatal Substance Exposure and Teen Topics pages for more resources.

"...they don’t use drugs because of peer pressure or a desire to get high, but rather to cope with the stress and anxiety in their lives." ~David Sheff, best-selling author of Clean

General Websites

Recommended Books & Articles

Substance use-related Materials in ORPARC's library, including Substance Use Information Packet



Online Resources for Teens & Their Advocates

Hotlines & Helplines