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Overcoming substance use and abuse can be difficult. Connect has prevention resources to help talk to your teen about alcohol and drugs. We can also Connect you to resources to help your teen who may be struggling with substance abuse. 


The Forrester Center




The Forrester Center provides treatment programs for substance abuse for teens of all ages. They offer counseling for individuals and families, prevention and education services, ADSAP classes and drug treatment court. 




A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. Or call the National Headline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)


Parent Helpline- Drug Abuse

Call 1-855-DRUGFREE (378-4373) for help from trained clinical social workers on how to talk to your teen, evaluate whether your teen needs professional treatment, and help with where to find programs and resources. 

Alcohol Abuse- USHHS

The Office of Adolescent Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services resource for alcohol abuse. 


Too Smart To Start

Learn about how to talk to your teen about how alcohol use affects their health, talking with them on how to avoid using alcohol, and explore real-life scenarios and figuring out solutions to avoid alcohol use.


SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults across the United States who are trying to quit smoking. The program was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit. 


Tobacco Quitline - DHEC

South Carolina’s state hotline to assist with quitting smoking. 

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