According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teens who use drugs may show behavioral problems and struggle in school. Substance use is especially dangerous for adolescents since the brain is still developing.
Substance use increases the chance of risky sexual behaviors, risk of motor vehicle accidents and drug misuse can lead to addiction. Risk factors for drug misuse include aggressive behavior in childhood, lack of parental supervision, poor social skills, drug experimentation, availability of drugs and community poverty.
Join us for this presentation and discussion to learn more about current trends in substance abuse among youth, with a focus on vaping and opioids.
Feel free to bring your program or resource information to share and to arrive early or stay after for additional networking.