1 out of 5 adolescents
has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly
one third show symptoms of depression.
Let's keep our kids safe this summer.
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.
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compared to the rest of the year. On an average day in June or July, more than 4,800 youths try marijuana for the first time.
Kick start lifesaving conversations about DRUG-FREE living.
Operation Prevention is an initiative brought to you by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.
Winning the Fight Against the World’s Leading Cause of Preventable Death
to Prevent Your Young Person from Using Drugs
Many parents worry about their teen's exposure to alcohol and other drugs. There is a common belief that some drug use is normal or a rite of passage for teens. This is a myth. For teens, the healthiest decision is to not use any alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other drugs. This website will help parents keep their kids drug free.
Empowering our youth to live safe, drug and alcohol free lives through family and community partnership.
Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe, irrespective of whether it is smoked, smokeless, or electronic. If cigarette smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today's Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness. That's about 1 of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger alive today..
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States by teens as well as adults. Recent public discussions about medical marijuana and the public debate over the drug’s legal status is leading to a reduced perception of harm among young people. In addition, some teens believe marijuana cannot be harmful because it is “natural.”11 But not all natural plant substances are good for you—tobacco, cocaine, and heroin also come from plants.
Text-A-Tip to help
Talk to your teen about the dangers of alcohol and summer safety.
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
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HAVING TOUGH CONVERSATIONS WITH KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL?
According to a recent study, young people who hadn’t used drugs up until their senior year in high school are more likely to use marijuana once they start college than their peers who don’t go to college. Here are a few ways you can prevent your young loved one from using any drug before they head off to school and while they are in college. * www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov
There is a 40% increase in first-time youth marijuana use during June and July