Adolescent Substance Use Suggested Resources

THE EMPTY CHAIR . . . Thanks to all of you who joined us for the March 21 production of THE EMPTY CHAIR. The performance by our cast – Patricia Dugueye, Hamza Elnaggar, Allison Howlett, Julie Kashmanian, Ian Murray, Cole Sitilides, Cristen Stephansky, and Stephenie Yee – was outstanding.

Below is a list of resources for information and help in recognizing and treating substance abuse in young people; you can also go to our website and click on THE EMPTY CHAIR

Adolescent Substance Use Suggested Resources Books

  • No: Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh

  • The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens by Sean Covey

  • Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond by Joseph Lee


  • Early intervention, 21-day online program for adolescents and parents:

  • General information regarding substance use for teens and parents from the National institute on Drug Abuse:

  • Comprehensive drug guide and resources:

  • Before Its Too Late (statewide effort to bring awareness and mobilize resources in Maryland)

  • Opioid Facts for Teens:

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Rockville:

  • Maryland Teen Rehab:

  • Partnership to End Drug Addiction:

  • Montgomery County Drug Prevention Addiction Programs:


  • If They Had Known

  • NIDA LIVE: The Science of Vaping:

  • Why Are Drugs So Hard To Quit:

  • Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict (FBI documentary) -


Talk: They Hear You (dos and don’ts about talking with kids about alcohol use)

One Degree: Shift the Influence (simulations to learn how to talk with someone about substance use)

SoberTool : Addiction Recovery (tools to support abstinence among those who have recently quit or are trying to quit)

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