Choices – Drug & Alcohol Education Program for Teens

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Choices – Drug & Alcohol Education Program for Teens is for any young person in need of education on how to deal with the pressures of alcohol/other drug use so they can make better decisions.

Outreach’s Choices program is designed as an opportunity to help families find answers. Our aim is to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and educating teens.

The Choices program does not assume that every teen entering it has firmly set upon the road to addiction. The goals of this educational program are to help prevent re-occurrence of the previous behavior, helping teens make better decisions in the future.

If the teen was referred by a judge, Outreach will inform the magistrate of enrollment, successful completion and other relevant information.


 Schedule for Teens

Teens sessions are the third Saturday of every month,
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration is mandatory – no walk-ins.

Schedule for Parents

A separate parent session is held on the same Saturday as the teen session,
Noon—1:00 p.m.
Attendance by one or both parents is highly recommended.


$175 is due before the first class.


(412) 561-5405 or

You can also register in person at the Outreach office:
666 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Office hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Class size is limited.


Participants’ Quotes:

“I learned about what the long-term effects of drugs and alcohol, rather than the short-term, “in the moment” effects that’ll make me reconsider drinking/doing drugs.”

“I learned how dangerous and serious even small amounts of drugs/alcohol are. All of the consequences aren’t worth it.”

“We reviewed various types of harmful drugs. It has made me realize that I have to think twice before I decide to do something that can be potentially harmful to me. At first I was dreading the class but it was actually kind of fun.”

Parents’ Quotes:

“The facilitator was very conscientious and knowledgeable and was of great help in understanding the dangers of underage drinking.”

“I would love to see [this program] as a mandatory high school requirement.”

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The kids in this class are getting a good education!”



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