Helping bridge the gap and facilitate discussions between parents and young adults.

We match young adults with Youth Mentors and provide coaching, resources, and support for families to help navigate the potential risks of drug and alcohol use in adolescence and beyond.

By the 8th grade, 28% of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15% have smoked cigarettes, and 16.5% have used marijuana.
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Brains are not fully developed until age 26.
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Underage alcohol use is responsible for 119,000 emergency department visits and 4,300 deaths each year among people under the age of 21.
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90% of addiction begins in the teen years.
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Columbia University Medical Center's research indicates that teenagers make up half of the 16 million people in the United States with gambling addictions.
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In general, between 60-80% of high school students report having gambled for money during the past year.
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About 50% of high school seniors do not think it's harmful to try crack or cocaine once or twice and 40% believe it's not harmful to use heroin once or twice.
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Among people who wait until age 21 to start drinking, the risk of alcohol dependence later in life is only 10%.
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60% of seniors don't see regular marijuana use as harmful, but THC (the active ingredient in the drug that causes addiction) is nearly 5 times stronger than it was 20 years ago.
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50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once in their lifetime.
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Teens who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs than those who don't.
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Teens who begin drinking before age 15 have a 41% chance of struggling with alcohol dependence when they are older.
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The bonds of [addiction] are too light to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Charlie Munger

How we help

An effective, two-pronged approach of mentoring and testing, designed to mitigate risk among young adults. It includes drug testing and one-on-one mentoring.
An in-depth, multi-pronged approach that includes mentoring, drug testing, and workshops. This family-focused model is designed with added support to help all of those affected.

Meet the Team

Natasha Silver Bell
Founder, Family/Parent Coach

Natasha is a certified CARC, OASAS, CCAR, Recovery Coach and Recovery Coach Trainer based in London, New York, and Los Angeles. With her namesake Silver Bell Coaching, Natasha creates customized recovery programs, overseeing a dynamic team of more than 150 coaches and professionals.

Natasha is active with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and is an advocate for addiction recovery groups that are focused on drug and alcohol education and prevention for parents. She also has three teenagers in the New York City private school system.

Dr. Rami Kaminski MD
Partner, Psychiatrist

With a deeply humanistic approach, a rare healing gift and a unique perspective on the human condition, Dr. Kaminski is a true pioneer in the psychiatric field. He is a world-renowned, award-winning psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience working with world leaders, top professionals, celebrities, and thousands of others from all walks of life. Over the past 10 years, with the emergence of a major international crisis of drugs and alcohol addiction, Dr. Kaminski has increasingly dedicated a substantial part of his clinical work to devising and implementing an innovative method to healing those with serious addictions.

Maks Ezrin
Co-founder, Youth Mentor

Maks Ezrin is an Upper East Side native who attended the Dalton School from K-12 and graduated from George Washington University. Maks began experimenting with drugs and alcohol in his teen years and his substance dependence worsened during college, eventually leading to a nearly fatal overdose in his mid-20s. Sober since 2016 and granted a second chance at life, Maks channels his sobriety into helping run our mentorship programs and working one-on-one with bright young adults to guide them successfully and safely through their teen years.

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