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Positive Youth Development
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Important Phone Numbers
Important Phone Numbers
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Refusal Line
A national hotline that answers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can tell you about alcohol & drug abuse organizations in your area. The call is free and confidential.
American Council on Alcoholism
A national hotline that answers calls from 8am - 4pm, Monday- Friday. Leave a message after 4pm. They can send you written information or talk to you about alcoholism and tell you about agencies that deal with alcohol issues like AA, Al-Anon & AlaTeen. The call is free and confidential. You can ask them to send you information in an unmarked envelope.
American Social Health Association and STI Resource Hotline
Information on sexually transmitted diseases. The call is free.
Complete health information on a wide breadth of disease and health topics. The call is free.
Information available in Spanish. Complete health information on a wide breadth of disease and health topics. The call is free.
Covenant House Crisis Hotline
The call is free. They answer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can provide referrals and offer crisis counseling on many topics.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Youth Talk Line
A free call, for youth who want support and information about homosexuality. Answered from 6:30 - 9:00pm PST, Monday - Friday.
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
Free call answered 4:00pm - 12am Monday-Friday and 12:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, EST. They serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations and those with questions; speaks to youth or adults.
Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
A crisis line for parents and teens. The call is free. They answer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offer problem solving on any issue and encourage teens to talk to their parents about issues that may require professional assistance.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Information Center
For information on mental illness issues. Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm EST.
National Child Abuse Hotline
Free call answered 24 hours a day. A trained professional will tell you how to get help if you have been sexually abused.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Free call for confidential, anonymous information and referral about violence between intimate partners.
National Eating Disorders Association
Free call answered 10am - 7pm, Monday - Friday. Information and referral helpline on eating disorders.
National Runaway Switchboard
A free call for confidential, anonymous crisis intervention & help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In partnership with Greyhound Bus.
Free call to get the number for the local office nearest you.
Texas Runaway Hotline
1-888-580-HELP (4357) or 1-800-392-3352
Free call for confidential, anonymous help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for troubled youth and families on any issue.
Texas Tobacco Prevention Hotline
Free call to get information for teens about tobacco.
Think First Foundation
Public education about brain and spinal cord injury prevention. A free call.
Texas Health Steps
Free call for the names and locations of doctors or dentists near you for free checkups. This is an automated voice system. Press “1” for information on medical and dental checkups, finding doctors, dentists and nurses, setting appointments and transportation to appointments.
UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Eat Right Hotline
A free call for nutrition information. May leave a message for a call back.
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