Resources for Parents

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access (MABHA)

administered by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP)
a Beacon Health Options Company

The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access (MABHA) website helps both providers and members locate openings in mental health and substance use disorder services. We welcome everyone to search for services that they can access directly from their community. Please  visit the MABHA website at mabhaccess.com


Teen or Young Adult Drug Use: Using Positive Reinforcement to Help Change Behavior

 

Alcohol


Talking About Alcohol Use With College-Bound Young Adults
Parents can make a difference! If you are a parent, a high school or college administrator, or an organization serving parents and teens, please download these free materials. Visit SAMSHA for info.

How-To Guide On Underage Drinking Prevention

Underage Drinking Prevention: Tips for Talking About Alcohol

College Drinking / Binge Drinking: Fact Sheet

Drugs – General

Teen Drug Abuse: What Teens are Using

Just Think Twice: Drug Index, Paraphernalia, Facts & Stats

The Drug Talk: 7 New Tips for Today’s Parents

Awareness Substance Abuse Education

ParentPathway Books and Drug Test Kits

Marijuana

Video: Colorado Marijuana DUIs
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“It’s a Plant. How Harmful Could It Be?”

Marijuana vs. Alcohol: What to Say to Your Teen

Ways Marijuana is Used: A Guide for Parents

Marijuana: Finding the right words for your teen

Heroin and Opioids

Let’s Face It: Warning Signs of Heroin Use & Abuse

Opioid Addiction Working Group’s Resource Page
Stop Addiction: Learn about warning signs, risks, prevention and how to get help.

Prescription Drugs

The Medicine Abuse Project

National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008

Teens Who Misuse ADHD Drugs Most Likely to Start Between Ages of 16 and 19

Intervention & Treatment

People Seeking Addiction Treatment Face Many Obstacles: Experts

Parent Conversations

How to Listen to Your Teen (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
Keep the lines of communication open by knowing how to listen and when to talk.

Preventing Adolescent Health-Risk Behaviors by Strengthening Protection During Childhood

What to say to your 9 -12 year old?

What to Say to Your 13 to 15 Year Old?

What to say to your 16-18 year old?

Tips for Dads on Talking to Your Teens