Being a Parent!

Being a parent is the toughest job in the world. What other role demands that you are on duty twenty-four hours a day for the rest of your life? A large part of your job entails making sure that you have the information and tools necessary to keep your kids healthy and safe. Here you will find a variety of information and resources about what you need to know concerning youth, substances, the laws and getting support for you and your teen.

Medical and Treatment Resources: The Coalition does not provide direct counseling or treatment but we are happy to connect you with a variety of local resources. Residents in New Hampshire needing additional information can also contact 2-1-1 NH toll-free by dialing 2-1-1 in state or 1-866-444-4211 from out of state.

Report an Underage Drinking Party: Reporting underage drinking parties can help save lives. If the party is going on or you get word of an upcoming party provide the information to law enforcement through any of the following ways.

  • Rochester Police Department: For underage drinking parties in Rochester you should call the Rochester Police Department at 603.330-7127. Emergencies should call 911.
  • Rochester Crime Line: To anonymously report an underage drinking party in Dover you can call 603.335.6500 or visit 
  • 2-1-1: You can call 2-1-1 toll free (or 1-866-444-4211 from out of state). Tips are collected anonymously and passed on to local law enforcement.

Helpful Links:

Check the Stats NH – NH Specific media campaign
The Partnership at

SAMHSA’s Building Blocks (children ages 3-6)
Start Talking Before They Start Drinking (includes resources for parents, as well as educators and youth)
Institute for Safe Families: The Amazing Brain Resources for parents on understanding their influence on the developing adolescent brain
Real Life. Real Talk A project of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
MD Drug Testing
/ Substance Free Workplaces – Information on local and affordable drug testing for youth and adults
Developmental Assets From the Search Institute
The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet - story aired on NPR, 3/1/2010
Common Sense Media Resources and feedback to help you determine the appropriateness of media content for your family