Spending quality time with teens may feel like a hurdle at times. Chances are they or you may have a busy schedule. Even if this is the case in your household, you can still make the most of the brief interactions you have with your teen and encourage safe decision-making.
Did you know your brain is growing through your mid-twenties? Drinking before it’s fully developed can do permanent damage. Alcohol always has short-term effects on the brain, like impairing judgment and coordination, but it can also have longterm consequences.
Underage alcohol use is tied to more than academic and social problems for youth. Teens may turn to alcohol to help them manage difficult feelings or high stress levels. However, adolescent brains are still developing, and drinking alcohol underage can quickly have problematic results.
During Take Down Tobacco Day young people rally across the U.S. with advocates to call out Tobacco Companies for target marketing to kids with flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, and to urge elected officials to take action to protect kids.
Think About It- Is Drinking Really Worth Those Risks? Don’t Put Yourself In A Regrettable And Avoidable Situation. THAT’S NOT COOL!
You set limits when they were younger. Now it’s time to set the rules on NOT drinking underage. Children can disagree with your household rules but that doesn’t mean the rule has to change. They’re allowed to be upset about it and you’re allowed to take a stand against underage drinking.
Scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse answer common questions teens ask about drug use and addiction. The episode What Happens When Drugs Are Combined? introduces viewers to the health risks and unintended consequences of mixing substances like alcohol and prescription medications.
Scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse answer common questions teens ask about drug use and addiction. The episode Can Using Drugs Help Me Deal With Anxiety and Depression? highlights the long-term health risks of misusing prescription medications or other substances and shares options and resources for those with mental health issues.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2023What Is Addiction? Scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse answer common questions teens ask about drug use and addiction. The episode What Is Addiction? introduces viewers to the brain’s reward pathway, brain...
To help you start a conversation about drugs and health, we’ve compiled teens’ 10 most frequently asked questions from more than 118,000 queries we’ve received from young people during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®. It’s okay if some of this information is news to you—lots of other people are asking, too!
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