Kids who learn about the risks of alcohol and drug use from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.  Help your kids stay safe and make healthy choices by:

•  Talking and Listening regularly.

•  Being directly involved in your child's everyday world - for example, get to know his/her friends and friends' parents.

•  Making it clear that you do not want him/her using drugs or drinking alcohol.

•  Setting and Enforcing limits.

What I Tell Parents Looking to Get Their Child into Treatment

Struggling with your child’s substance use? We’re here to listen and help you find answers

LHS Youth Risk Behavior Survey (Presentation)

The YRBS was developed in 1991 by the CDC to collect health related data From 1991 through 2013, the YRBS has collected data from more than 2.6 million high school students in more than 1,100 separate surveys.

Nurturing Skills for Families

Thursday mornings – 11:00am to 1:00pm OR Thursday Evenings – 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Four 5-6 week modules, plus a one-time orientation

DEA "Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults"

An overview of the prevalence of marijuana use among this population; the physical, academic, and social consequences; tips for how to get involved to prevent marijuana use among youth and young adults; and federal resources to assist in your efforts.

Where to get Help: Partnership for Public Health

To find agencies and individual practitioners offering substance use disorder services, including evaluation, withdrawal management (detox), outpatient counseling, residential treatment, recovery supports and other types of services for people experiencing problems with alcohol and other drug use.

Strong Fathers, Strong Kids

A monthly support group for fathers with children of any age....

New Futures Talking Points

Talking points on the cost of substance misuse in New Hampshire

Parents Need to Know

Think you know which kids are using drugs & alcohol?

Families Sharing Without Shame

Parent support group - information on weekly meetings

Parent Talk Kit

Tips for Talking and What to Say to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse

New Hampshire Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services Resource Guide

Promoting Prevention & Recovery from the NH Dept. of Health & Human Services

Youth Substance Abuse: Best Practice Prevention Strategy

A presentation from the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health

Peer Support Groups for Parents of Children, Teens and Young Adults
with Substance Use Issues

The group is held the 2nd and 4th Thursday every month starting Sept. 11, 2014

​The Partnership at

The Partnership at is a drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults.

A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain

Is my Teen's Attitude and Behavior Normal? From mood swings to risk-taking, "normal teenage behavior" can appear to be anything but normal to parents and caregivers.Through the use of video, interactive segments and practical advice from experts, this website explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes attitudes and behavior. Find tools and tips - all designed to help you better connect with your teen.

​Buyers Beware

Providing alcohol to minors is a criminal offense! In NH, it is illegal to provide alcohol to anyone under 21, regardless of the circumstances. If an adult, 18 or over, provides alcohol to a minor, he/she could face a $2,000 fine and a year in jail. Learn more about NH's Party Host Liability Law, and help to educate other adults in our community.

New Futures

New Futures is a nonprofit that advocates to reduce New Hampshire alcohol and drug problems. Visit for news, resources, and event listings!”  Also visit New Hampshire Substance Abuse Headlines.

Check the Stats NH

Check out amazing facts about alcohol & substance abuse in NH at  The mission of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire (PDFNH) is to convey consistent, universal, effective messaging to help prevent the misuse of alcohol and other drugs in New Hampshire and increase awareness that treatment can work, and recovery is possible, through a collaboration of coalitions, networks, groups, organizations, and agencies.