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Youth / Teen Resources
Helpful Websites on Substance Abuse
  • The Cool SpotInteractive alcohol education information website for teens 
  • Teens Drug AbuseInteractive, informational drug use / abuse website, drug abuse education primarily for teens Grades 5-9
  • Above the InfluenceInteractive, informational drug use / abuse

Athletes & Alcohol / Drugs

Sobriety & Abstinence Group Meetings
  • Alcoholics Anonymous - Official website outlining the Alcoholics Anonymous mission of fellowship for men and women to support each other in their goal to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety
    Massachusetts Chapter - 617-426-9444 
  • Narcotics AnonymousOfficial website outlining the Narcotics Anonymous mission of fellowship for men and women to support each other in their goal to stay drug-free 
    Ph: 866-624-3578
  • Faulkner HospitalAddiction Recovery Groups: Early Recovery and Relapse Prevention. 
    Jamaica Plain - 617-983-7908

Support Groups for Family Members of People Struggling with Substance Abuse

ALANON / ALATEEN Local Group Meetings - Official website outlining the Alanon mission of learning the facts about alcoholism as an illness and how it has impacted their lives physically and emotionally.
Faulkner HospitalAdult Children of Alcoholic / Self Esteem
Jamaica Plain - 617-983-7908

People to Call if You Need Help

Youth Health and Development Websites
  • Young Women's Health - Providing education, clinical care, research and health care information for adolescent girls.
  • Young Men's HeathA website for teen guys and young men featuring state-of-th-art health information.
  • Youth Adult Development ProjectMIT website which shares research about the unique strengths and vulnerabilities of young adulthood.

Interesting Books
  • The Power of Resilience: Achieveing Balance, Confidence and Personal Strength in Your LifeBrooks, Robert. (2004). NY:McGraw- Hill
  • Smashed: The Story of a Drunken GirlhoodZailckas, Koren. (2005). Smashed: Story of a New York, NY: Penguin Books
  • From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen DrinkingVolkmann, Chris and Toren. (2006). New York, NY: New American Library
  • When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & HealingGootman, Marilyn E. (2005). Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.
  • After Suicide Loss: Coping with your Grief - Baugher, B. & Jordan, J. (2002). Newcastle WA: Self-published.
  • Magnificent Mind At Any Age: Treat Anxiety, Depression, Memory Problems, ADD, and InsomniaAmen, Daniel G. (2008) New York, NY: Harmony Books.
  • Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic: Professional Views and Personal InsightsBenton, Sarah Allen (2008) Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger Publishers.