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A division of Alcoholics Anonymous offers a 12 step program and support groups for teens struggling with alcoholism as well as services for teens with family members who are struggling with alcoholism.
Family Services Center
This is a substance abuse awareness and diversion program.
Partnership for a Drug Free Community
Their Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders program helps young people as well as adults to better understand the impact and dangers of prescription pill abuse and the resurgence of heroin. The FAQ page has useful information about drugs and drug abuse.
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