Addiction can present a significant barrier to a student's health and ability to learn and develop. Schools can play an important role in education, prevention, and intervention.
Addressing substance use and abuse among students requires long-term programs and coordination with families. … more
Students who have a parent who abuses alcohol or drugs need special supports and services to succeed. … more
Gambling is an addictive behavior that’s often hidden but erodes students’ quality of life. … more
Families and educators need to be aware of the risks associated with substance use and abuse, ways to prevent students from using and/or abusing substances, and treatment resources available for students who may need help. … more
Information for Educators, Students, Parents, and Families
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service administration works to increase awareness of behavioral health issues among educators, students, parents, and families by providing helpful information and resources.