Modern-day teenagers are getting smarter about drugs and alcohol. Since its peak in the 1970s, teen consumption of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs has consistently been on the decline, hitting record lows in 2015. Even though the numbers are trending in the right direction, the next generation is … [Read more...] about5 Effective ways to Reduce Teenage Drug use and Alcohol Abuse
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How to Have Fun without Drugs
“I’m more fun when I smoke weed.” “I need to be high to have fun.” “My friends and I have a better time when we do drugs.” These are just three things you might say about drugs, especially marijuana. A lot of people think that they have more fun when doing drugs, but are they? Do Drugs … [Read more...] aboutHow to Have Fun without Drugs
5 Things Parents Need to Know Before Talking About Underage Drinking
Parents, this article if for you. Speaking as a parent, let’s be honest; most of us associate underage drinking with high school seniors and college students. But did you know that roughly one-third of middle school students admit to trying alcohol? How can you talk to your tween or teen about … [Read more...] about5 Things Parents Need to Know Before Talking About Underage Drinking
How Serious is Adolescent Substance Abuse in North Carolina?
How many teens are on drugs or consuming alcohol? The best way to find out is to ask them. And that’s exactly what the NIDA does every year in its annual Monitoring the Future study. On a national scale, thousands of teens are trying, using, consuming, or outright addicted to a substance. So we … [Read more...] aboutHow Serious is Adolescent Substance Abuse in North Carolina?