Resources for Teens
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF WHAT YOU DO. GET THE FACTS.
What they are, how they affect your body and how to get help
National Institute on Drug Abuse >
If you are using drugs, thinking about using drugs, or are just curious what all the different words mean, check this out.
What does it really do?
Learn about how cannabis affects your brain through reliable sources. As studies are done, the evidence shows there are a lot of risks to teen brains:
NPR article, Marijuana may hurt the developing teen brain >
Scientific American article, What pot really does to the teen brain >
Psychology Today article, Heavy marijuana use alters teenage brain structure >
Ferment on the facts
You might think everyone in your school is drinking alcohol. They aren't. Know the risks.
SMOKING & VAPING
Tobacco comes in many forms, and none of them are safe.
Get the facts:
QUIT VAPING & TOBACCO SUPPORT
For Teens aged 13-17 in the United States who are ready to quit smoking. Create a personalized quit plan to help guide you. Sign up for Smoke free TXT to get daily messages of tips, strategies, and support. Text QUIT to 47848 (message and data rates may apply). The program lasts for 6-8 weeks. You can opt out at any time by texting STOP.
Vermont Quit Partners offer FREE, virtual, computer-based, small-group workshops across the state.
The American Cancer Society Quit For Life® Program
Operated by Free & Clear® is a telephone-based coaching and web-based learning support service to help people quit smoking.
A customized quit plan that learns and grows with you, text messages for support quitting smoking or vaping.
American Lung Association offers Freedom From Smoking®
The program teaches the skills and techniques that have been proven to help smokers quit. Available as a group clinic, an online program and a self-help book. You can also speak to a cessation counselor at the Lung Help line.