PREVENTION

Research indicates that several "protective factors" bolster risk avoidance. 

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HIGH RISK BEHAVIORS

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ALCOHOL

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NICOTINE

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MARIJUANA

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

TRENDS

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Myths:

Drinking is a right of passage.

Actually, only about half of high school seniors have try alcohol. 

It's better if teens have some drinking experience before college.

In fact, the older a person is when first using alcohol, the less likely they are to develop an alcohol use disorder.

It's safer if I let them use alcohol at home.

Kids who say their parents are strongly against them using alcohol are far less likely to drink.

Facts:

How alcohol affects the teenage brain.

The risks of hosting.

How to tell if your child is drinking.

When to seek help.

Local resources.

 
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COMBINED EXPERIENCE

We have the know-how you need.

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Smoking is down, but vaping is up.

Are you aware of these vaping-related issues?

 
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TODAY'S WEED IS X%

We have the know-how you need.

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