Change Plan Worksheet: Use with Motivational Interviewing to document a patient’s plan to change harmful or risky behaviors.
Contract for Life: Assist in facilitating communication between adolescents and their parents about harmful decisions related to alcohol, drugs and peer pressure.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism offers a guide for providers in identifying and treating adolescents with substance use issues. The guide if free for download and a pocket guide is also available.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous provides support to individuals struggling with alcoholism. Locate a meeting by searching the county or city. There are also meetings specifically geared towards adolescents with substance issues.
SAMHSA treatment providers: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration maintains a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking substance abuse treatment and other mental health services.
IDPH Fact Sheet: The Illinois Department of Public Health created a fact depicting underage drinking among Illinois High School students. The fact sheet provides useful information regarding acquisition of alcohol by a minor, drinking and driving statistics and tips for what parents can do.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse created quizzes to use with children and adolescents to assist in shattering myths about substance use. These different modules test knowledge on how drugs and alcohol affect young people’s brains and bodies.
Smokefree.gov is a website that provides adolescents with information and support to quit smoking or vaping. The website has free chat support and information for adolescents about triggers and how to handle stress without the use of nicotine or other harmful products.
TheTruth.com is a website that provides adolescents with information and support to quit smoking or vaping. The website has free chat support and information for adolescents about triggers and how to handle stress without the use of nicotine or other harmful products.
Al‑Anon is a support program for individuals who have been impacted by another person’s alcohol use. Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a program for adolescents whose lives have been affected by someone else’s substance issues.