This page provides multiple resources to help teens with substance abuse problems in the state of Colorado and also provides national resource locators. Links have also been provided for family and friends who need substance abuse support or who may be looking for additional information to prevent underage alcohol use.
This website provides more than 11,000 addiction treatment programs across the country, including residential treatment centers, outpatient program, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism.
This website provides comprehensive information about mental health services and resources across the country. It is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public.
This website provides access to mental health and substance abuse treatment providers in Colorado.
Find level 1 and 2 treatment providers in Colorado by county or judicial district.
People seeking recovery from addiction, family and friends can find an online or in-person support group to help during the process of recovery.
This website provides helpful information and resources for mental health consumers, their families and other interested parties.
Metro Crisis Services – (888) 885-1222
A 24 hour hotline that’s free and confidential for mental health and substance abuse crisis help, information and referrals.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center – (800) 273-TALK (8255)
This organization provides prevention support, training and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies.
LinkingCare.org – Improving health. Changing lives.
A Colorado referral resource providing easy statewide access to behavioral healthcare information for prevention, treatment and recovery.
Al-Anon’s purpose is to help friends and families of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Our focus is on ourselves, not the alcoholic. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism with a friend or relative. There are no dues or fees.
Time To Act – How to Tell if Your Teen is Using and Taking Action to Intervene
This program introduces audiences to the Time to Act website, and provides important information for parents who suspect or know that their child is using alcohol or other drugs.
Time to Get Help – Support for Parents of a Child Struggling with Drugs and Alcohol
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or have a specific question about your child’s drug or alcohol use? Our Parents Toll-Free Helpline is a nationwide support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children who want to talk to someone about their child’s drug use and drinking.
The young teen’s place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure. Resources, information, and support on alcohol use and abuse among teenagers.
Rethinking Drinking – Alcohol and Your Health
Do you enjoy a drink now and then? Many of us do, often when socializing with friends and family. Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, and, of course, how much you drink. For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.
Real kids are curious about alcohol. 40% have tried it by the time they reach eighth grade. Talking with your children early and often can make a difference. Get the facts, the tools, and the advice you need to start talking real.
The challenges kids and families face today are complex and have the potential to devastate lives and derail futures. It is extremely important to work together to protect the kids in our community. The average age a child will first try drugs is 13. Studies indicate that people who reach 21 without engaging in destructive behaviors are likely to never do so, which is why we passionately educate about current trends, warning signs and the long-term impact of destructive behaviors. We believe proactive prevention on the part of kids, families and communities is the answer to long-term success.
This site is meant to help people assess their drinking patterns to see if alcohol is likely to be harming their health.
Above the Influence. It’s a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in – that’s negative influence. And if you’re one of the teens who want to stay above it, you’ve come to the right spot.
Both teens and pre-teens can benefit from information contained on this site that features strategies for teens to use to avoid alcohol and even research suggestions for students completing an assignment on the impacts of alcohol.
This website provides parents and others with tools and information to reduce teen drinking and related harm. Most teens who drink get alcohol from “social sources” — at parties, from older friends, from their parents’ cabinets. Teen drinking is linked to injury and risky behavior. We can reduce teen drinking by stopping teens’ easy access to alcohol. Help us achieve this goal. Don’t serve alcohol to teens. It’s unsafe. It’s illegal. It’s irresponsible.
The site features extensive information about alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
Through the booklet, “A Parent’s Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use”, parents, students, schools and other organizations have joined together to form the Community of Concern®. Their mission is to educate parents and build partnerships to coordinate efforts to keep children alcohol, tobacco and other drug free.
Presented by the Department of Defense, this site caters to men and features a variety of interactive tools to help users identify alcohol problems.
NIDA for Teens – The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Complete with videos, games, and information, this site will help teens learn about the toll alcohol and drug use can have on their bodies and their lives.
Get the science behind alcohol and drug addiction in an easy-to-read form. The site also includes stories from parents who battled addiction in their pasts, and used those stories to help their children avoid alcohol and drugs.
More helpful information for parents and families about how to communicate effectively with teenagers. The site includes in videos showing “do’s and don’ts scenes” for parents.
Helpful information on a variety of topics and issues facing Colorado parents. The site provides briefs for parents on addressing important topics from infancy to teenage years.
For families and students considering college. When students head off to college they are often faced with considerable pressure and opportunities to consume alcohol. This resource contains information about college drinking that both students and parents should be aware of to make the college experience safe and successful.
Colorado 9to25 is a collective, action-oriented group of Colorado youth and adults working in partnership to align efforts and achieve positive outcomes for all youth, ages 9-25, so they can reach their full potential.
This comprehensive resource contains information on impaired driving laws and consequences in Colorado. The site features information on preventing impaired driving as well as details on what awaits those convicted of DUI. The site also includes an interactive map on DUI statistics by county.
This site from Partnership for a Drug-Free America gives parents insight into why teens are the way they are with interactive information on the teen brain. The site also features information on how the use of alcohol and other drugs can impact teen brains.
The Colorado Department of Transportation site offers resources and information for both teen drivers and their parents. Includes information on driving laws as well as information on the process of getting licensed.
News and information regarding teen driving issues in Colorado.