LINKS TO RESOURCES
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Health-Drugs: What You Should Know - These days, drugs
can be found everywhere, and it may seem like everyone's doing
them. Lots of people are tempted by the excitement or escape
that drugs seem to offer. But learning the facts about drugs
can help you see the risks of chasing this excitement or escape.
Here's what you need to know.
Yourself - A place for teens to check out where they
are with drugs and alcohol
My Life-Drug Abuse: Getting It Straight - You see it
in movies, TV, music, and video games. You hear about it from
friends, family, and teachers. Maybe you've experienced it first-hand
in some way. When it comes to this subject, there's a lot of
information coming at us from many different directions, and
it can be hard to figure out what's true and what isn't.
Facts - If you think drugs won't affect your health,
think again. Get the facts about the most commonly abused drugs.
Learn what they are and how using drugs, even just once, can
affect your body and your mind.
Know: Understanding Addiction - By understanding addiction,
teens can arm themselves with the information that they need
to make better choices.
The Influence - It's a state of mind. It's about being
yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure
to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you
are in order to fit in-that's negative influence.
- While gambling can be fun if you're of legal age, it's
not a risk-free activity.
PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
How to Protect Your Kids