"This program really opened my eyes to a lot of things that I should have been doing with my youth, like listening to them and seeing things through their eyes."
— Parent

Just For Teens

Want to know the facts about how alcohol and other drugs affect your body and your future, looking for more information to finish a school report, check here for facts and resources.

How much do you know?

Test your knowledge on drugs and drug abuse by taking the interactive National IQ Challenge quiz.

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Popular Chat Q&A

Read students’ most popular questions about drug abuse and addiction.


National Prevention Week “I Choose Campaign”

The “I Choose” Project is an easy way to make a difference, be a positive example, and inspire others – take a photograph of yourself holding a sign with your personal message about why substance abuse prevention or mental health is important to you. For example, you could write “I choose prevention because I want to be healthy and happy.” Or you could include “I choose treatment…” or another “I choose” statement, such as “I choose not to give up because things do get better.” Click here for more information.

Above the Influence

Above the Influence’s goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol.

How are you doing? Are you above the influence when it comes to pressure? Take this quiz to find out.

Senior Project

Every fall and spring semester Coastal Horizons Prevention Services assists one or two high school seniors with their senior project. We provide information, feedback, and guidance on developing their high school senior product. For more information please email [email protected]


National, state and local data can be accessed through the following sites:

Youth Risk Behavior Survelliance System – YRBS

NC Department of Health and Human Services – SCHS

Behavioral Risk Factor Survelliance System – BRFS

For more information on substance use and mental health treatment services,
visit Coastal Horizons Center or call 910-343-0145.