Do your friends support you in your drug-free lifestyle? If they are continuously behaving in ways that are difficult for you, you may want to consider new friends. It isn’t easy being the only one abstaining from drugs in a crowd. But it’s the RIGHT thing to do for your health, growing mind, and well-being. Find friends who are supportive of you in a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and support them in turn with their own pursuit of optimal health.
If you’re just now starting off a new school year, look at it as a fresh start to take charge of your life and your health. Choose a drug-free life in order to foster the best health and opportunities that you can. Use these graphics to encourage you!
As you get ready to go back to school this week, we want you to remember to make this your best year yet! You are strong enough to resist the temptations of drugs and you can make positive changes for your health this year!
This week, we’re focusing on opioids. Opioids have been used medically for a long time to treat the body, but when they are misused, they can become incredibly dangerous–leading to addiction and even death due to overdose. Take these messages to heart and choose your health over momentary satisfaction.
We encourage you to think about these messages and questions and use their positivity to help you make wise choices as you go into this next week. Be wise! Be responsible. Rethink the drink and choose health!
Have you ever tried to feel better by taking drugs? It won’t help in the long run. You’ll just end up either physically ill or mentally altered. Drugs won’t solve your problems or magically make your challenging life circumstances disappear. It is better to leave them alone altogether and choose healthier ways of coping with stress like exercise, social interactions, or talking with a counselor. These activities, may cost you monetarily, but they will also lift your spirits in ways that are beneficial for your body and mind. Choose health today and rethink your use of harmful drugs!
This 4th of July, make a pact with yourself to rethink the drink and all other drugs that might be available or offered to you. Be a good role model if you’re a teen looking to impact your friends positively. If you’re an adult, be the example for the younger generation to follow. Have a happy, safe 4th!