Empowering our youth to live safe, drug and alcohol free lives through family and community partnership.
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Talking with teens can be challenging. Having meaningful, ongoing conversations about drugs and alcohol, however, is key to help keep your son or daughter healthy and safe.
Crisis Intervention for Teenagers
Haven Emergency Shelter and Support Service for Youth
Teenagers in GBS or GBN -
Text “GBN Help” or “GBS Help” and your message to 1.844.823.5323
Teenagers in New Trier Township -
text this code NSHELP912 and your message to 274-637.
Teenagers in Bannockburn, Deerfield,
Highland Park, Highwood, and Riverwoods -
text “224HELP” or “224AYUDAME” to 274637
HAVING TOUGH CONVERSATIONS WITH KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL?
Parents are the #1 reason
children choose not to drink.
Recent studies show that 75% of teenagers seeing photos on social networks of other teens smoking weed or drinking encourages them to party in the same way. Teens who have come across these kinds of photos online are 4 times more likely to have used marijuana and more than 3 times more likely to have consumed alcohol. Social media has also begun to desensitize children at a younger age as well — 90% of these kids saw their peers in these photos online before they were even 16 years old.
Thursday, April 27th, GNCYheld a presentation on how to use the “Talk. They Hear You.” App & how - and when - to start the conversation about alcohol. In case you missed it, here is the information we discussed.
Alcohol Talk Kit: https://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/parent-resources
Marijuana Talk Kit: https://drugfree.org/download/marijuana-talk-kit/
For full Article: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/teen-addiction/social-media-impact/#gref
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