For Parents

NIDA: Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this guide covers frequently asked questions, different types of treatment settings, treatment referral resources, addiction medications, and effective treatment approaches for teen substance use disorders.

NIDA: What to Do If Your Teen or Young Adult Has a Problem with Drugs
From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this site provides sound information on how and why teens get addicted, where to look for help, how to find the right treatment center, paying for treatment, recovery programs such as AA, NA and CA, and links to further sources of information for both parents and teens including NIDA for Teens and PEERx interactive videos.

Newport Academy (
Newport Academy is a comprehensive, residential treatment program for adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. With separate programs for both girls and boys, the complex issues involved in treating adolescents are dealt with through a multi-disciplinary approach that is highly individualized and holistic, addressing psychological, biological, spiritual, social and educational needs. Residents continue their education in a tailored and structured academic program that consists of class room instruction for 4 hours each day.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids (
Their goals are to empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs – and to advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction. They provide daily or breaking news on the top drug and alcohol news that impacts your work, life and community through a comprehensive search of the nation’s leading broadcast, print and digital media including The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

Residential Treatment Programs for Teen (
This site provides guidance from the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, on how to find a reputable private residential treatment program for young people. 

SAMHSA Locator (
Type in your address, city or zip code. At the top right side of the page, select Substance Abuse. Scroll down the drop down menu to Age Groups and select children/adolescents.


Updated May 15, 2018