Facts About Substances & Quit Help

Find information about substances like alcohol, marijuana/cannabis, tobacco and vape products, as well as resources to help you quit.

Facts About Substances


Drug Facts: Alcohol

Learn about how alcohol effects the teen brain and body.

Tips for Teens: Underage Drinking

Get the facts on underage drinking and learn what you can do to help someone who is using alcohol.


Let’s Talk Cannabis

See frequently asked questions and learn about the impacts of cannabis on youth from the Vermont Department of Health.


Drug Facts: Marijuana

Find science-based information about marjiuana its impacts on your brain and body.

You Can

Learn the health effects of marijuana and find resources for supporting your mental health.


Tobacco, Nicotine, and Vaping


Get the facts about vaping, tobacco, and opiods, learn about the impacts of vaping on your mental health, and find resources to quit.


Learn about the impact of tobacco and vape marketing on young people in Vermont.


Separate the truth from the hype so you can see the real facts about vaping for yourself.

Additional Resources

Above the Influence

Information is important to make your own best decisions. Above the Influence has facts about more than 20 drugs, and the short- and long-term effects these substances can have when used or abused.

Quit Help & Resources

My Life, My Quit

Free and confidential help to quit smoking or vaping. Text “Start My Quit” to 36072 or chat online with a Coach.


This is Quitting

A free and anonymous text messaging program designed to help young people quit vaping. Teens and young adults can join for free by texting DITCHVAPE to 88709.

Tips for Reducing Your Cannabis Use

There is no universally safe level of marijuana (cannabis) use, and the only way to avoid any risk for harm from using marijuana is to not use. Because the teen brain is still developing until about the age of 25, you are more vulnerable to the effects marijuana and other substances, which can negatively affect brain health now and into adulthood. If you are using marijuana and want reduce your use, these tips can be a helpful resource for changing your use or developing strategies to quit.

For support with quitting, talk to your doctor or a trusted adult, or contact VT Helplink.