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Addiction in Teenagers

American Addiction Centers

The American Addiction Center is a national organization that is dedicated to educating and helping people with mental health and substance abuse. The organization offers free virtual support and online addiction meetings. 

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. 

Child Abuse Hotline

The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services provides this website in order for people to report the abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of children, elderly, or adults with disabilities.  You can file a non-emergency report online or call 1-800-252-5400.  If it is an emergency, please dial 911. 

College Affordability Guide

The mission of this site is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable. They analyzed 10,000,000+ data points from 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Less than 10% of those schools made it into our rankings.

Jason Foundation for Teen Suicide Prevention

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the "Silent Epidemic" of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.


Loneliness This website offers information and resources for students combating loneliness, at both the high school and college age.

National Association of School Psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists hosts a tremendous amount of information for students, parents, educators, and the community.  This site offers research, resources, books, and other products to help us protect our students from bullying.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

No matter what problems you are dealing with, this site will try to help you find a reason to keep living.  By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255), you'll be connected with a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, ANYTIME 24/7.


This website offers information and resources to help stop tobacco use and abuse in our K-12 schools.

This website offers resources for students, educators, parents, and community on how to recognize and prevent bullying.  It offers featured videos, updated legislation, and blogs to help everyone stay informed and be effective in stopping bullying now!

Substance Abuse for Teens

No one tries a drug with the hopes of becoming addicted.  Teens may try alcohol because they saw their parents drinking, or they may try marijuana because their friends offered it to them.  Some people can have one drink or one hit and stop.  It's not as easy for others.

Substance Abuse Guide for Parents

Parents should stay informed about what their children do and what is going in their lives.  In order to prevent kids abusing drugs or help them recover from addiction, parents should understand drug addiction and the effects it has on teens.

Suicide and Depression Guidebook for Students

Depression and suicidal thoughts are two of the most frightening things a person can face in their lifetime. Unfortunately, acting on those suicidal thoughts is a far too common scenario for many across the world, including students. In fact, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24.  This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will experience death by suicide. Finally, it is meant for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.

Suicide Prevention

This page is hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC.  It offers information regarding identification, prevention, and other resources for educators, parents, and students to help protect our young people.

Teen Dating Violence

This website is the partnership between Break the Cycle and the National Domestic Violence Hotline and offers relationship quizzes, blogs, and opportunities to talk with a trained peer advocate.  All relationships exist on a spectrum and range from healthy to abusive.  Utilize this website to see where your relationship falls, arm yourself with knowledge of warning signs, and equip yourself with strategies to promote healthy relationships. 

Teen Drug Abuse - The Recovery Village

This website offers information and resources regarding teen drug abuse and prevention/intervention. 

Texas Youth and Runaway Hotline

This site is hosted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective services.  You can contact their Texas Youth & Runaway Hotline anytime, day or night to discuss your's free and they are there to help!

The Ultimate Guide to Trade and Vocational Schools

Today’s economy demands a skilled, trained, and educated workforce and completing post-secondary degree or certificate programs has become a prerequisite for an increasing number of occupations. In fact, research from the Center for Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University projected that by 2018, nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the United States will require some type of postsecondary education. With that in mind, in his 2009 State of the Union Address, President Obama issued a challenge to every American–commit to completing at least one year of post-secondary education or training. This site explores the advantages and opportunities in career focused education.