These organizations provide mental and/or substance use disorder education and support to youth, parents, and educators.

Association of Recovery in Higher in Education

The mission of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, a nonprofit organization, is to change the trajectory of recovering students' lives by connecting, developing, and sustaining collegiate recovery through collaboration, guidance and expertise. A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behavior. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

Teen Challenge International, USA

Teen Challenge International, USA, a network of 240 centers throughout the United States, and 1,100 centers in 100 countries, provides youth, adults, and families with effective and comprehensive faith-based solutions to life-controlling alcohol and drug issues. The training principles to help students and families become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge services are offered at minimal or no cost to participants.


Healthy lifestyle education and activities for youth are presented through a program managed nationally by the families, 4-H, and Education and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. provides information for teenagers seeking help if they are living with a parent who may be misusing alcohol or drugs. It offers information, helps teenagers think through their problems with their parents, and outlines places where teenagers can go for help. It builds off of Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer’s book, "For Teenagers Living With a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs."


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