Mentoring, Referrals and Support Groups, MRS

GOAL: Provide Support

Reduce risk or enhance protection against substance abuse and addiction through strategies designed to stop drug abuse before it starts,
identify and intervene early.
Target Population: Teens, parents and caregivers, counselors, coaches, youth leaders, community leaders

Activities Include:

➔ Youth support groups: encourage youth to provide support to other youth through group meetings and other community
➔ Mentoring peer groups: provide support for at-risk youths to work towards their own goals; partner with community leaders
to act as mentors to at-risk youths; provide counseling and motivational speaking to older youths; help reduce stigma
behind addiction and recovery
➔ Recovery programs: Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous
➔ Referral services: establish relationships with treatment programs that address teen drug abuse and identify concrete
strategies on how to work together