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.
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.
Decoded is an educational campaign with the main goal to support young people in their overall well-being, both physically and mentally. They understand life can be challenging, that’s they provide the resources and support people need to face challenges in healthy ways.
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.
We collaboratively develop and test models for optimal cannabis policy (retail practices, marketing & taxation), based on the best available scientific evidence, with the goal of reducing harms, youth use and problem use and promoting social justice and equity. Our work includes: Model Ordinances, Research, Legal Analyses, Techincal Resource and Public Health Input.
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.
Collective Impact. Youth Driven. Community Supported: Marin 9 to 25 is an action-oriented collective of Marin County youth and adults dedicated to realizing positive and equitable outcomes for youth age 9 to 25.
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.
Not sure how to prevent drug or alcohol use? Or what to do if you suspect or have discovered substance use? Partnership to End Addition has the science – and research-backed information to help you help your child. They also off Free Online Support for parents and caregivers of children experimenting with, or depending on, substance. Information and online support meeting are offered in English and Spanish.
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.
The Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is a theory-based and evidence-informed educational resource created by educators and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco and nicotine products.
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.