How can I get help?
If you need help for yourself or a friend, we want to make sure you can find it. There are many websites and sources of information available to you. Services of all kinds are out there to help you or someone you are concerned about. Even the problems that seem the most overwhelming can get better with time and the right sort of help.
Alcohol and Drugs
For thought-provoking information, real teen stories, message boards and more, visit this cool website: www.checkyourself.com.
Is your problem someone else's drug or alcohol abuse?
Al-Anon Family Groups
For the relatives and friends of alcoholics.
Another page with great info can be found on the TeensHealth website. If you need help with a substance abuse problem, You can contact TCADA at (877) 9-NODRUG or (877) 966-3784.
The website for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs, including some that are free.
The Partnership for a Drug Free America has a website that helps kids and teens reject substance abuse.
Inhalants, more than any other kind of drug, can cause severe physical problems that do not go away when use is discontinued. A person could easily wind up unemployable for life, mentally disabled or dead. Get help.
Cutting (self injury) and eating disorders: The TeensHealth website offers a wealth of information about health-related issues of all kinds, including cutting.
Violence, Conflict and Gangs: The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a "one-stop shop" for information on youth violence prevention sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Federal agencies.