Marin County has an abundance of resources through our local schools, public health organizations and online, but sometimes it’s difficult knowing where to start. Scroll down to see a list of some reputable local organizations that provide information and support.
Alcohol Justice, the industry watchdog, promotes evidence-based public health policies and organizes campaigns with diverse communities and youth against the alcohol industry’s harmful practices.
Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Prevention and Outreach Team is pleased to announce the launch of its new website with a focus on “Building Resilience, Connections, and Hope. At the heart of the website is the belief that together, we can build a healthy, safe, and equitable community. The site features: The Prevention and Early Intervention Program, Suicide Prevention, Resources and Support, Community Outreach and Engagement, Events and Trainings.
Be the Influence (BTI) is a parent support program consisting of a network of parents dedicated to keeping teens safe and away from drugs for as long as possible. BTI provides access to a secure database of like-minded parents who pledge not to host teen parties with alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. BTI also provides bi-monthly newsletters with parenting tips and facts about different drugs. betheinfluence.us
Buckelew Counseling Services provides behavioral health and counseling services. We offer weekly therapy sessions to adults, teens and children with a range of behavioral health challenges.
An innovative Health & Wellness collaboration of Bay Area counties including Marin, has come together for the creation of a new website, CrushingtheCurve.me. This site focuses on understanding and empathy by providing important advice and resources in response to the mental health needs during the increasingly stressful nature of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Laura Kastner is a clinical psychologist who has conducted research, maintained a clinical practice and presented numerous workshops for parents.
Family Works is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping people of all ages meet life challenges by providing positive social-emotional support and psychotherapy. Family Works provides free and/or sliding scale direct mental health services to over 2,000 people of all income levels in 11 counties throughout the Bay Area.
Huckleberry’s mission is to educate, inspire, and support under served youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams.
Al-Anon’s primary purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics. Marin County Chapter website includes purpose, resources, meetings and more.
The Friday Night Live Partnership is a statewide network of youth development groups that engage young people to prevent underage drinking. The Youth Leadership Institute Marin acts as the leader of the Marin County Friday Night Live chapter.
NAMI Marin is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness, through advocacy, education and support.
The Novato Teen Clinic offers free, confidential health services for teens+ 12-25, including assessment/referral for substance use & mental health concerns.
OD Free Marin is a coalition of community members & experts collaborating to tackle the local prescription drug misuse and abuse epidemic.
Impaired driving is entirely preventable. Know the facts, and talk with your kids about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Alcoholics Anonymous website offers information and meetings for individuals who have a desire to stop drinking.
Evidence-informed guidance for creating, delivering, & disseminating messages to prevent onset or escalation of substance use in youth and build community support and readiness for substance use prevention.
In order to improve the health, wellbeing, and educational outcomes of all students, the mission of the Tamalpais Union High School District Wellness Center is to enhance the delivery of comprehensive and coordinated health, mental health, substance abuse, reproductive health and other support services within the school environment.
“The Youth Leadership Institute builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive social change.”
Above the Influence
Above the Influence is a campaign to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences.
The mission of the CADCA is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.
Drug Free Communities Program
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) is a Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use. Since the passage of the DFC Act in 1997, the DFC Program has funded nearly 2,000 coalitions and currently mobilizes nearly 9,000 community volunteers across the country. The philosophy behind the DFC Program is that local drug problems require local solutions.
Drug Free America
The mission of Drug Free America is to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness. Their website helps connect Americans throughout the United States who are looking for substance abuse treatment.
Get Smart About Drugs: A DEA Resource for Parents, Educators & Caregivers
This Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website offers in depth drug facts and tips for prevention. Drugs of Abuse 2020 Resource Guide.
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix provides youth ages 9-12, along with their parents and educators, information about the dangers of underage drinking. The program’s new digital resources were created to teach what the brain does, what alcohol does to it, and what that does to you.
Impact Teen Drivers
Impact Teen Drivers was organized for the purpose of providing awareness and education to teenagers, their parents, and community members about all facets of responsible driving, with the goal of reducing the number of injuries and deaths suffered by teens as a result of distracted driving and poor decision making
Miles to Go
A resource for parents, teachers, and students with continually updated Drug Facts.
NIAAA (Guide on Talking to your Kids about Alcohol)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA for Teens is organized to offer students a range of educational experiences as they learn facts about drugs and neuroscience, and to support educators and parents as they facilitate student learning.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Organization’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
Stop Underage Drinking
StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov is the Web portal for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) and the gateway to comprehensive research and resources on prevention.
Fentanyl and Opioid Overdose Prevention – Families & Caregivers
Parent Awareness Letter Template
General fentanyl crisis awareness letter for parents with information on fentanyl and resources to help parents talk to their children. Template has areas for LEAs to edit on their intervention and prevention strategies.
Marin Accelerates Overdose Prevention
County of Marin News Release-Overdose Prevention Summit
SAMHSA: Why You Should Talk With Your Child About Alcohol and Other Drugs
Resource from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for parents and caregivers on the importance of talking with their child about alcohol and other drugs.
SAMHSA: “Talk, They Hear You” podcast
Resource from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for parents and caregivers to get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health.
NIDA – Parent Conversation Starters
Resource from National Institute on Drug Abuse
CDPH Overdose Prevention Initiative
Opioid and substance use prevention resources for ALL adult role models working with youth
Dead on Arrival Documentary
National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Community Education on Fentanyl and Naloxone.
Contact: April Rovero, email@example.com
Naloxone Protocol – Recognizing + Responding to Opioid Overdose
Awareness of potential fentanyl symptoms. Activate Naloxone protocols.
Fentanyl Test Strips: Team Awareness Combating Overdose (TACO) Inc + Dose Test
Fentanyl Test Strips identify drugs contaminated with fentanyl and can help individuals make informed decisions about the drugs they use. Fentanyl test strips require dissolving a small amount of the drug supply in water, dipping the test strip into the liquid, and waiting 15 seconds for a result.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
988 Call & Text 24 hours per day/ 7 days a week | Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis 988
For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.