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

FOR: Mental Health Resources