Why do teens vape?

Vaping is on the rise among teens and adults, but findings are showing an increasing number of serious lung diseases and deaths associated with vaping. Why do teens engage in behavior that can harm them? This video from the National Institute on Drug Abuse sheds some light on the issue:

Educate yourself

How much do you know about common drugs? Did you know that anyone can become addicted? This week, we have a variety of informative videos to share with you that will help to educate you on the dangers of drug misuse.


Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade said they vaped in the past year, raising concern for health and addiction. Don’t be a statistic. Stay educated on the dangers of vaping! https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CLOq85Abzcw


Just how much do you know about the dangers of drug use? This video shatters myths about drugs commonly used by teenagers. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/YlFDDB061i8


Why are drugs so hard to quit? https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Xbk35VFpUPI


Anyone can become addicted to drugs. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/wCMkW2ji2OE


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Weekly Round-Up

It’s almost the end of January, can you believe it? Finish out the month strong by recommitting to avoid alcohol and other drugs! This week, we wanted to encourage you with some helpful links and videos that might educate you about the dangers of certain drugs along. Check them out below!


 

Did you know that marijuana can become addictive? “Approximately 10% of people who use marijuana may develop marijuana use disorder, which can create problems with their health, school, friendships, family, or other conflicts in life.” #

Read more at: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/marijuana


 

“Teens’ alcohol us continues to drop. In 2019, rates of past-year alcohol use by students in 10th and 12th grades were at a 5-year low.” Are you part of this positive trend? If so, that’s amazing!

Read more at: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/alcohol


How do cigarettes and tobacco affect the body? Check out this highly informative TED Talk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18Vz51Nkos


THE MORE YOU KNOW: This is what happens to your brain on opioids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDVV_M__CSI


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Instead of this, do that!

This week, we wanted to encourage you to fill the space left behind by avoiding drugs with positive, healthy activities! Instead of drinking away difficult emotions, go for a walk in nature to recharge your soul! Instead of mellowing out with marijuana, take a long hot bath. There are plenty of ways to calm yourself or sooth troubles that don’t rely on harmful drugs. You can do this!

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This week, we want to encourage you to avoid alcohol, opioid misuse, marijuana, and tobacco. Whatever your “drug of choice”, we want to encourage you to set it aside in the interest of your health and the betterment of your future!

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Are you a binge drinker?

Binge drinking is one of the worst things you can do when consuming alcohol. Binge drinking can lead to all sorts of impairments, lead to accidents, and even lead to alcohol poisoning which can be fatal. Are you one of the 24%? If you are, you are not alone and you can always make a change for the better. Choose this day to avoid alcohol misuse and protect your body and mind from the dangers of consuming alcohol. If you are a teen, avoid alcohol altogether to protect your growing body and brain. If you are an adult, avoid alcohol misuse and make choices for your best health. We know you can do it!

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Happy 2020!

Happy New Year, folks! We hope that 2020 is your best year yet! This year, make the commitment to rethink the drink, avoid marijuana and tobacco, and pledge not to misuse opioids! Your body is with you forever, so treat it the best you possibly can. 2020 is YOUR YEAR to get healthy and maintain a clear mind. We know you can do it!

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