Drug Prevention

Two Fall educational events!
Red Ribbon Week --
 
 We focus on DRUG facts and prevention. 
 
 
 
FACT:  The younger you are when you start drinking, the greater your chance of becoming addicted to alcohol at some point in your life. More than 4 in 10 people who begin drinking before age 15 eventually become alcoholics.
 
FACT:  Marijuana is addictive. More teens are in treatment with a primary diagnosis of marijuana dependence than for all other illicit drugs combined.
 
FACT:  More than 29 percent of teens in treatment are dependent on tranquilizers, sedatives, amphetamines, and other stimulants (all types of prescription drugs).
 
FACT:   Meth users may have cracked or deteriorating teeth that must be extracted. 
 

FACT:  53,000 people die each year from second-hand smoke. 

 
Great American Smoke-Out! --
 
We focus on Tobacco facts and prevention.
 
    Mr. Cigs  -- doesn't want you to puff!
 
 
FACT:  Smoking is addictive. Three-quarters of young people who use tobacco daily continue to do so because they find it hard to quit. 
 
FACT: 

Smoking can kill you. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. More than 440,000 Americans die from tobacco-related causes each year, most of whom began using tobacco before the age of 18.

 
 
 
FACT:   Three-quarters of young people who use tobacco daily continue to do so because they find it hard to quit.
Subpages (1): Prescription Drug Abuse
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