There are risk factors and protective factors that can contribute to drug and alcohol use and other risky behaviors for youth. Prevention works to decrease the risk factors and strengthen the protective factors. Risk factors are influences in a young […]
Innovative Peer-to-Peer Drug Prevention Initiative Shows Promising Results with High School Students
As the U.S. is facing its most challenging drug epidemic in history, the need to prevent adolescence drug misuse is imperative. For the past two years, Mentor Foundation USA and George Washington University have piloted an innovative drug prevention peer-to-peer […]
An article from the USA where drug use is increasing amongst young people. Parents need to read this about Florida and work to prevent the same thing happening anywhere else.
BRUCE GRANT: DON’T UNDERMINE DRUG PREVENTION
For over a decade, activists and big-money lobbyists have worked to make marijuana legal. In so doing, they have wreaked havoc on community efforts to reduce drug use, abuse and addiction. Their pro-drug messages contradict […]
In the car, on the playground, at grandma’s house – these are just a few of the places young children have accidentally eaten products made with marijuana in recent years. As more states legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use, one often-overlooked consequence is […]Read More
I think parenting is a unique privilege and perhaps the single most important role in society.
To reconcile my difficulty with giving advice, I’ve framed these “tips” as questions to invite you to reflect on your role as a parent.
I read […]
Here are signs:
If you overhear your child brag about robo-tripping, getting “crunk” or hanging out with Molly or Stacy, you are probably long overdue for a heart-to-heart talk.
Those are euphemisms for getting high or experimenting with hard drugs.
Experts say the […]
Within the Tredyffrin/Easttown school community, at sporting events, on social media, at dinner tables and beyond… there are many (many) conversations about Chris Herren, a former college and NBA basketball player who lost his career to alcohol and drug additction, […]Read More
In the spring of 2013, Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (NASA) in Greenfield, Indiana, knew that it had an escalating problem on its hands. Alcohol, tobacco, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and marijuana use were all on the rise among […]Read More
These are some of the voices (videos) from attendees at a conference in Colorado who are speaking about legalization of marijuana in Colorado and what it is doing to their youth. The negative impact has been appalling for many neighbourhoods […]Read More
It all began in the fall of 2014 when more than a dozen youth ambassadors from the Power of Putnam Coalition in Cookeville, Tennessee, decided to see what they could do to create smoke-free zones in the city’s 10 public […]Read More
The following sayings came to us from a Prevention Worker and are very pertinent to the situation around drugs
If I am not home accepting the things I cannot change, I am out trying to change those things I cannot accept.
“Children see the drugs, but not the harm. Adults see the harm, but not the drugs.” Please help us […]
Marijuana Edibles have become much more prevalent since some States in the USA havelegalised marijuana for recreational use. The results of this misguided legislation have been shocking in Colorado and Washington.
Since the full implementation of Amendment 64 in 2014, when […]