Resist the Pressure to Experiment with or Use Alcohol
Stand up to negative pressures by living Above the Influence. Take the quizzes and read the articles on their website. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use alcohol and drugs.
Prepare to Quit or Reduce Alcohol Use
A great place to start if you are considering quitting or reducing your use of alcohol is the Rethinking Drinking website. This website has resources to help you check your drinking pattern, determine if you might have a drinking problem, and get connected to help. (Younger-age youth may want to use this website with
Get Treatment for Alcohol Overuse or Addiction
For help quitting or reducing your use of alcohol, set an appointment with your healthcare provider, or ask the adult responsible for your health care to set an appointment. If you or your family does not have health insurance, find free or low-cost substance abuse services by ZIP Code and type of service or the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or online.
Get Help in a Physical Emergency
Call 911 if you are having any type of physical emergency, including an adverse reaction to alcohol, or intoxication (drunkenness) to a level that you are not in control.
Get Help in an Emotional Emergency
Call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or initiate a confidential online chat with a trained counselor if you are considering harming yourself for any reason, including your use of alcohol to numb negative emotions or moods.