Resources on Substance Use

Use these resources to find current, evidence-based information and guidance around substance use prevention.

STEPS Cannabis/Marijuana Prevention

Resources on Cannabis/Marijuana

Cannabis/Marijuana Drug Facts: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/cannabis-marijuana 

Learn about Marijuana Risks: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana 

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) https://learnaboutsam.org/ 

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) https://www.drugfreect.org/marijuana/

STEPS Counterfeit/Prescription Medications Prevention

Resources on Counterfeit/Prescription Medications

STEPS Tobacco Vaping Prevention

Resources on Tobacco/Vaping

https://teen.smokefree.gov/

https://www.drugfreect.org/vaping-and-smoking/

The My Life, My Quit program is a free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping. https://mylifemyquit.com/

Truth Initiative’s This is Quitting Program: This free mobile program is designed to help young people quit e-cigarettes. Resources are available for teens and young adults as well as parents.

STEPS Underage Alcohol Use Prevention

Resources on Alcohol Use

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Our Focus on Youth

STEPS was founded in 2007 with a mission to help our youth grow up to be caring, competent and successful. We develop programs and opportunities for young people to step up and showcase their best selves.

STEPS partners with Southington Public Schools to follow an Asset Building Classrooms (ABC) model. We also have a STEPS Youth Council and a classroom-based curriculum to improve student health and safety.

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