Youth Substance Use

Youth substance use programs cover both prevention and care for young people who have a substance use disorder.

Youth Prevention Programs

Youth prevention programs empower young people, their families and communities to meet the challenges of life and transitions by creating and reinforcing conditions that promote healthy behaviors.

These programs are delivered before the onset of a substance use disorder and are intended to prevent or reduce the risk of developing a health problem, such as underage alcohol use, prescription drug misuse or illegal drug use. They use an evidence-based approach endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Substance Use Disorders

Substance use disorders can affect youth from all backgrounds. They occur when there is a recurrent use that impacts an individual's daily life. Services are designed to meet the individual where they are and coordinate care for the best possible outcome.

The substance use service array encourages individuals to seek recovery by providing a range of services that include treatment and youth recovery communities.