When used in large amounts, over a long period of time, or in the wrong combination, alcohol or drugs can kill. Effects depend on the user’s body size and personality. Drugs are VERY unpredictable and their effects on the body differ from person to person.
Some of the dangers of experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol are:
Alcohol is a liquid drug. It is the most abused drug in the United States in all age groups. Alcohol is a depressant that slows a person’s heart rate and breathing and affects the part of the brain which controls mood and emotion.
ANSWER “YES” OR “NO”.
DO YOU OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW:
If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, ASK FOR HELP!
Addiction Center connects all ages and lifestyles with the service they need to beat their addiction. A self-help resource that provides the most up-to-date information on various drugs and addictions.
Prevention of drug abuse in teens means preventing addictions in later years. Young people are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol than adults, and these habits could follow them into adulthood. We help people all over the country and have connections with hundreds of treatment centers in the United States. Our information is constantly updated as new research and studies are presented, and we are dedicated to helping those with addictions.
424 E Central Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32801
The ACO Substance Abuse in College guide provides resources for prospective college students on “Recognizing, Understanding and Combating Alcohol & Drug Abuse on Campus.” Guidebook includes: Causes of Substance Abuse, Effects & Warning Signs, Getting Help, and more.
24 hr. recorded listening
with all phone numbers
L.A. (English) 213-387-3158; M-F 9am-5pm call 818-760-7122.
L.A. (Spanish) 562-948-2190.
Meeting info only: (Toll free, English) 888-684-6444
12-step programs for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.
Substance abuse and family counseling, individual counseling, crisis intervention including assessments for suicide and child abuse; parenting; occupational physical therapy; speech therapy; and integration therapy.
4164 Brockton Ave,
Riverside, CA 92501
M-Th 8am-9pm & F 8am-5pm
A Dual Diagnosis and Primary Mental Health treatment center (with residential and part time programs) serving teens ages 13-17 affected by substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. We provide a holistic approach to treatment and our process includes individual, group, and family therapy alongside experiential therapies such as art, music, yoga, body movement and mindfulness exercises.
21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 220,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
M-Sun 24 hrs
To find alcohol and drug treatment in LA County, call 800-564-6600.
1000 S Fremont Ave,
Alhambra, CA 91803
M-F 8am-5pm, no walk-ins.
Recorded information. 12-step recovery program for those wanting to quit smoking marijuana. *Not a treatment center; the website has information on local meetings. 24 hour recording.
#PO Box 7807,
Torrance, Torrance 90504, 90504
7days 24 hours
Free services. Hotline as well as online chat. Gives information about alcohol and drug dependency as well as treatment options.
Founded by students with the objective of creating a drug and alcohol free environment for students. Guide provides signs, symptoms, and treatment of Teen Drug Abuse.
3040 Howe Ave,
Sacramento, CA 95821
Treatment and referral line for drug abuse/mental illness. Gives local referrals to callers. Spanish & English.
M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Services for youth, teens, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anger management, teen dating violence, substance abuse, and sexual abuse. Services all of Los Angeles County.
8424 S Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Free services for youth 10-24 and families dealing with drug and alcohol problems. Youth can be seen alone and sessions are confidential. Group therapy is available as well.
4650 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Service & Bed Availability Tool (SBAT) can help you find the substance use services you, your client, or loved one is looking for.
The SBAT is a web-based tool that provides a dashboard of available substance use services throughout Los Angeles County, including: outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, different levels of residential treatment, withdrawal management, Opioid Treatment Programs (methadone clinics), Recovery Bridge Housing, and DUI programs.
Anyone can call the Screening and Referral line at 1-844-804-7500 to have a phone screening and to schedule an appointment at a treatment facility.
Serves teens ages 13-17 with substance abuse and related issues using therapy, drug testing, support groups and education.
3333 Skypark Dr,
Torrance, Torrance 90505, 90505
M- F 12:30 - 7:00 pm