The Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health offers parents useful information about ways to prevent substance misuse and abuse among children.  You can download tips, or you can order these materials free of charge. Visit the Clearinghouse website.


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health supports several resources to answer your questions or offer referrals if you are concerned.

  • Central Intake & Care Coordination: For parents with adolescents who may already be using drugs; includes information about treatment and recovery services. 1-866-705-2807 (TTY: 1-617-661-9051) M-F, 9-5PM or for more information visit www.mass.gov/dph/youthtreatment.
  • Helpline: Free and confidential information about substance abuse, education and counseling resources for adolescents, families and adults. 1-800-327-5050 (TTY: 1-800-439-2370) 7 days a week or visit www.helpline-online.com.

This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Department of Public Health.