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.
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.