The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility


C.A.R.E. (Chemical Awareness Resources & Education), is a community based organization founded in 2008 in response to the increasing problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by teens in our community.

C.A.R.E. is a resource for anyone in the Dallas area who has a question, concern or needs a confidential place to look for help.

New Directions: A Course for Teens and Their Parents to maximize the teen’s abilities to make enlightened and informed decisions about alcohol and other drugs.

C.A.R.E. offers New Directions, a class designed for the teen and their parents. New Directions is a four week, eight hour session which provides: education, peer group processing and peer guest speakers. After the completion of New Directions, participants will develop an understanding of:

• The medical, psychological and addictive risks of alcohol and other drug use

• The real costs of substance abuse: legal crises, bodily injuries, damaged careers and fractured families.

New Directions Course Outline:

Session I

Effects of Alcohol

Seeking Solutions

Social Influences

Session II

The Legal Perspective

Drinking & Driving: a Lethal Mix

Session III

Risk of Addiction

Dangers of Drugs

Session IV

Family Dynamics

Recovery experiences

Signs of Addiction

COST: $50 for teen/$25 for one or both parents. Mandatory that one parent attend with each teen. Minimum of 5 teens/maximum of 12 teens per class.

*Class Schedule and location coming soon!


Click HERE to request more information on how to register.