- Health Department
- Substance Use & Prevention
Substance Use & Prevention
Brookline Prevention and Intervention Programs for Youth: A Town/School Partnership
Brookline’s Prevention and Intervention Programs for Youth, a division of the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services, provides wellness programming via three distinct interconnected initiatives:
- B-SAPP (Brookline Substance Abuse Prevention Program)
- B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network)
- Peer Leadership
These groups engage multiple sectors of the community representing the diversity of Brookline (students, parents, school, mental health, and public health professionals) to:
- Promote evidence-based strategies for building resilience and emotional wellbeing
- Foster positive teen relationships and mental health
- Reduce the incidence of alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and other drug use among Brookline Youth.
FOR: Help with Alcohol/Substance Use Issues
Brookline Substance Abuse Prevention Program (B-SAPP)
Confidential consultations and counseling for students and families for alcohol- or drug-related problems.
Brookline Parent Education Network (B-PEN)
Helps parents navigate the social, emotional, and developmental challenges affecting today’s teens and pre-teens.
BHS Peer Leaders
Designs school-wide prevention campaigns around healthy teen relationships, mental health, stress, and substance use awareness.
Rules for recreational marijuana use in Brookline, MA.
Resources & programs to quit smoking and vaping, and prevent young people from starting.