Youth

Tempe’s Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking and Drug Use links diverse community organizations and individuals to provide a more focused approach to substance abuse education and prevention for youth, families and community. This includes parents of our community’s children who want to be an active part in building their child’s drug free future.

How Can I Get Help?

If you are a teenager struggling with substance abuse, it is important to know helpful resources of where you can get help. We recommend the following sources: 


Teen Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
What To Do if You have a Problem with Drugs
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)
Trevor Project
Signs of Drug Use

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How Can I Help a Friend?

You may have a friend right now who you suspect is struggling with substance abuse. If you are looking to help them, or learn more about the initial signs, the following resources may be helpful to you:


Teen Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
What To Do if Your Friend has a Problem with Drugs
Trevor Project
Signs of Drug Use
Teen Programs in Tempe

What Are Fun Alternatives?

You don't need drugs and alcohol to have fun with your friends. There are so many safe and exciting alternatives that you can enjoy. Looking for ideas? Here are some fun alternatives:

Tempe Family Fun
Fun Youth Events in Tempe
Yoga To The People

AZ Science Center Teen Programs

Do Something
Main Event

Best Buddies Arizona
Kiwanis Recreation Center
101 Ways To Pass The Time
TED Talks for Teens

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Ready to make the pledge to be drug free?

Tempe Coalition Contact:

Hilary Cummings
Tempe Coalition Coordinator
480-858-2316

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In Partnership With:

Tempe Community Council

Funded By:

A Drug Free Communities Support Program grant.

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