Teens who use drugs may show behavioral problems and struggle in school. Substance use can cause lasting brain changes and can increase 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, anti-drug policies and resources are protective for youth against substance misuse.
Join us for this experience as we:
•identify youth substance trends;
•identify evidence-based strategies to assist in prevention;
•understand how to interpret data associated with youth substance use and abuse