Think the terrible twos were hard? Try talking to teens about their drug and alcohol use. This is the stuff of parenting nightmares. But the stakes are too high to ignore.

Let Gobi do the heavy lifting.

Gobi meets teens on their level—using a tool they already have in hand. (Literally.) This revolutionary mobile-based application turns a cell phone into a parent’s best ally.

Gobi is a comprehensive program based on the proven principles of professional drug and alcohol prevention. It’s designed specifically for teens, and it speaks their language. No stuffy clinical jargon here. 

“TEENS WHOSE PARENTS TOLD THEM UNDERAGE DRINKING IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE ARE 80 PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO DRINK, COMPARED WITH THOSE WHOSE PARENTS GIVE THEIR TEENS’ OTHER MESSAGES ABOUT DRINKING.”
— Mothers Against Drunk Driving Survey 2014

Program highlights:

A series of projects for teens to complete.
Results will be shared with a peer monitor. We track participation and keep you informed. These projects are quick and easy (think: ten minutes per day), and responses are stored on our secure server. Five minutes can change a life. Ten minutes can save a life.

Regular communication via text message.
They’re texting all day anyway. We make sure they’re receiving positive messages with insights, inspiration, support, and even funny pictures to lighten the mood. We speak fluent teen, which means the content is meant to be irreverent, humorous, cynical, and just offensive enough to keep them laughing (and engaged).

Parent and child conversations.
Parent involvement is critical. Don’t worry—we’ll get the conversation going and make it painless. On five separate occasions, your teen will be asked to schedule a time to talk with you. Topics and guidelines will be included to make the conversation as successful as possible, and parents will also receive program support.

The bottom line:

This could be the most important investment you’ll ever make. Gobi is free. The cost of more intensive treatment is astronomical.

The costs of not getting help? We don’t want you to find out.