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Resources for Youth

Local Resources

Looking for treatment?

Click here for a listing of treatment providers. You can use the “youth” button to find providers that specialize in substance abuse treatment for youth.

For a variety of youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County check out the YouthWell Resource Directory.

Wondering if you or someone you know really has a substance abuse problem?

People who develop an addiction might act differently than they used to. They might change their friends, or spend a lot of time alone. They may lose interest in their favorite things, or have moods that swing from highs to lows. Physical signs that someone may be abusing an opioid include drowsiness, small pupils, and slow breathing.

People with an addiction often can’t stop taking drugs on their own; you can make sure they are able to find help. The risk of developing an addiction is higher if their parents or someone in their family abuse drugs. If you know someone who is using or addicted, encourage him or her to talk to an adult they trust. Your friend may not be ready to talk to someone about their drug use, but you can be prepared to help him or her when they are.

The Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Centers offer confidential assessments where teens can explore their substance use and its impact on their life and relationships in a judgement-free environment.  

Call (805) 730-7575 in Santa Barbara, (805) 805.925.8860 in Santa Maria), or 
805.741.4243 in Lompoc.

Fentanyl is Forever

 

Any pill or powder you get on the street may have fentanyl in it. All it takes to die is a few grains. If you take someone else’s word that a drug is safe, they probably did too. Fentanyl gives no warnings. It has no smell, no special color. It has been showing up in other drugs on the street and at parties. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time, it can too easily become your last time.

Learn more about fentanyl and hear the stories of local teens. Spread the word…fentanyl is forever.

It’s OK Santa Barbara County:
A New Resource for Youth

“It’s OK Not to be OK.” That’s the message that youth concerned about their mental health want to share on a new website—oksbc.org—created by the County Dept. of Behavioral Wellness in collaboration with local youth.

It’s OK Santa Barbara County and the online OK Campus is a space for youth to open up about their struggles with mental health, substance misuse, anxiety, stress and other issues, and to find healthy ways and resources to cope.  Together, we can start the conversation to stop the social stigma attached to mental health and substance use disorders. With fentanyl poisonings and mental health concerns on the rise among youth in our community, this resource is more important than ever.

YOR Place Lompoc

YOR Place Lompoc is a youth drop-in center located in the City of Lompoc to address opioid and stimulant use disorders among youth ages 12-24 years old and their families.  Services are located adjacent to the Family Service Agency at 646 N. H Street.

For more information download the brochures and flyers below or email YORPlace@sbcbwell.org.

> Download YOR Place Lompoc Brochure in English
> Download YOR Place Lompoc Brochure in Spanish
> Download YOR Place Lompoc Flyer in English

Want to become an advocate for change on substance abuse and mental health issues?

The Wellness Connection is a high school leadership program of the Mental Wellness Center that educates, empowers, and engages students to become mental health Upstanders. Students raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health by promoting self-care, connection, kindness, education, prevention, and outreach amongst their peers. 
>Learn more

Online Resources

California Launches Free Digital Behavioral Health Platforms for Children and Families

Launching as part of the state’s CalHOPE program, two new web- and a—based platforms will offer all California families with kids, tees, and your adults ages 0 – 25 free one-on-one support with a live wellness coach, a library of multimedia resources, wellness exercises, and peer communities moderated by trained behavioral health professionals to ensure content is appropriate and safe for all users.

BrightLife Kids, developed by Brightline, is for parents or caregivers and kids 0-12 years old. Soluna, developed by Kooth, is for teens and young adults ages 13-25. Families with multiple children whose ages span 0-25 can use both platforms to meet their unique needs. Each app will also offer coaching services in English and Spanish. BrightLife Kids is available for download on IOS devices in the Apple App Store and will be available for Android devices in mid-2024; it is also available online at CalHOPE. Soluna is available for both IOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Preventing Opioid Abuse Among High School Student Athletes:  Playbook for Students

Do you play sports? If you’ve ever gotten seriously injured on the field or on the court, your doctor may have prescribed you some powerful pain medication.

But even though those medications are prescribed by doctors, that medication can be addictive and possibly even deadly if you misuse them by taking more than you’re supposed to.
> Check out these tips

Get the Facts. Spread the Facts.

How much do you really know about prescription opioids and heroin?
These websites and fact sheets can answer your questions. Spread the truth.


The Truth
Information about opioids, the epidemic, and evidence-based drug treatment.


NIDA for Teens
The trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.

Just Think Twice
Drug info, true stories of youth in recovery, news and media, and tools for staying healthy.


Download: Opioid Facts for Teens


Download: Tips for Teens – Heroin

The Science of Addiction:
The Stories of Teens

Explore common misconceptions about opioids through the voices of teens in this interactive e-learning video from Operation Prevention.

Misuse of opioids is preventable. Your generation can be the one that reverses this trend.
>View here

Check Out What the Experts Have to Say

Young scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) answer common questions teens ask about drug use and addiction in these short (2 min.) videos.

What Is the Worst Drug?
What you need to know about the dangers of fentanyl.

What Happens When Drugs Are Combined?
The health risks and unintended consequences of mixing substances like alcohol and prescription medications.

What is Addiction?
Learn about the brain’s reward pathway, brain development and how addiction science continues to advance treatment and prevention of the disease.

How Naloxone Saves Lives in Opioid Overdose
OK. This video is a bit longer (18 min.) but worth watching, especially if you know anyone using opioids. It could save a life, maybe even your own!