Teens who use drugs may show behavioral problems and struggle in school. Substance use can cause lasting brain changes and places youth at an increased risk of dependence, risky sexual behaviors, risk of motor vehicle accidents and can lead to addiction. Factors such as monitoring and support by caring adults, positive relationships, antidrug policies and neighborhood resources are protective for youth against substance misuse.
Join us for this experience and learn as we:
- Identify youth substance trends
- Understand how to interpret data associated with youth substance use and abuse
- Identify evidence-based strategies to assist in prevention