Youth / Teen Resources

Helpful Websites on Substance Abuse

  • The Cool Spot - Interactive alcohol education information website for teens
  • Teens Drug Abuse - Interactive, informational drug use / abuse website, drug abuse education primarily for teens Grades 5 through 9
  • Above the Influence - Interactive, 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 Anonymous - Official website outlining the Narcotics Anonymous mission of fellowship for men and women to support each other in their goal to stay drug-free
    Phone: 866-624-3578
  • Faulkner Hospital - Addiction 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 Hospital - Adult 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 Heath - A website for teen guys and young men featuring state-of-the-art health information.
  • Youth Adult Development Project - MIT 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 Life - Brooks, Robert. (2004). NY : McGraw- Hill
  • Smashed: The Story of a Drunken Girlhood - Zailckas, Koren. (2005). Smashed: Story of a New York, NY: Penguin Books
  • From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking - Volkmann, Chris and Toren. (2006). New York, NY: New American Library
  • When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing - Gootman, 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 Insomnia - Amen, Daniel G. (2008) New York, NY: Harmony Books.
  • Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic: Professional Views and Personal Insights - Benton, Sarah Allen (2008) Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger Publishers.