Teens and young adults need to be educated about opioid and prescription drug safety to make smart decisions regarding their safety and health. Empower teens to educate themselves and their peers about the risk of drug misuse.
Young People in Recovery
Young People in Recovery have programs throughout the Bay Area to help young people struggling with substance use disorder. YPR’s mission is to provide the life skills and peer supports to help people recover from substance use disorder and reach their full potential. Locally, there are chapters in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento. Learn more about their programs here.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
NIDA for Teens is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their website is meant to give youth ages 11 – 17 the facts about drugs and their effects on the brain and body. It is designed for teens and those who influence them—parents, guardians, teachers, and other educators—the science-based information and resources inspire learning and encourage critical thinking so teens can make informed decisions about drug use and their health.