Know the risks of e-cigarettes and youth

THE FACTS on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults

Healthy Lives CT

Provides information and tools for maintaining or regaining wellness in the areas of emotional wellness, physical wellness, holistic wellness, financial wellness, and recovery from addiction issues

Flavors Hook Kids

Learn about the dangers of the flavorings of vapes

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The Educator

The Educator, a publication of the Drugfree School Committee – Winter 2022. (This resource is also available in Spanish and Portuguese and can be found on the Western CT Coalition’s website

The Truth

Learn the truth about Nicotine and Vaping

Turning Point CT

A mental health guide for youth and young adults

The Sober World

A national magazine focused on substance abuse

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Learning more about suicide through research

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Your one stop shop for everything regarding mental health and substance abuse in Connecticut


Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Connecticut Clearinghouse

Information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health topics.


The Department of Mental Health and Addition Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.


Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. NA members are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay completely abstinence from all drugs. They have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. They are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.


Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Suicide Helpline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

United Way

One-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut and you will reach a highly trained contact specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to the resources in your community. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available.

Northwest Hills Prevention Connection