Drugs and Alcohol

Talking with Youth about Drugs and Alcohol

Talk They Hear You Mobile App Cool Mobile App that helps parents practice & prepare for conversations with their kids about drugs and alcohol.

Talk They Hear You Resources Find tips for talking with you kids and youth, info on young people and alcohol, cannabis, vaping, and opioids, prevention tips, and what to do if your child is drinking or using drugs.

Vaping Conversation Guide from the American Lung Association. Find tips and suggestions based on science about how to have effective conversations and keep lines of communication open with children and youth.

Marijuana Talk Kit Lots of great tips to help parents talk with their kids about marijuana and other drugs.

Marijuana Talk Kit – Spanish Un recurso para ayudar a los padres hablar con sus hijos sobre marijuana y otros drogas.

Why Substance Use is Different for Developing Teen Brains

The Teenage Brain Under Construction With Dr. Ruth Potee a video of a presentation by Dr. Ruth Potee, a nationally recognized specialist on addiction medicine and substance use prevention who lives and works in Western Massachusetts.

Vaping Resources and Info

My Life My Quit Free and confidential help for teens to quit smoking or vaping.

Facts. No Filters. Get the facts about the real dangers of vaping and get help to quit.

Get Outraged! Website for parents to learn how talk with their kids about vaping and Big Tobacco.

This is Quitting (from Truth Initiative) Free, anonymous text messaging program from Truth Initiative to help young people quit vaping. Incorporates messages from other youth working on quitting. Evidence-based tips and strategies to quit and stay quit. Tailored based on age (within 13 to 24 yo) and product usage to give appropriate recommendations about quitting.

Safe Storage to Keep Kids, Youth, and Pets Safe

Where to find lock boxes and other safe storage containers in our region – Why safe storage makes a difference and where to find items to safely store cannabis products, edibles, medications, and other things that could harm kids, youth, and pets.