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, anti-drug policies and neighborhood resources are protective for youth against substance misuse.
Youth who are overtly involved in drug culture can be wearing certain clothing or talk in a certain way that pertains to drugs and alcohol. It is important to be able identify these and confront the youth in a positive manner as well as making local law enforcement aware of what is happening.
Join us for this experience and learn:
- How to identify youth involved drugs or drug culture
- How to react to your observation
- Who to contact regarding youth involved in drugs or alcohol