Substance Abuse - Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco

Substance Abuse Resources

  • The Dangers of Drinking: Ask your friends how many people they know who have had bad things happen to them when they or someone else was drinking. Most teenage passenger deaths are the result of crashes cause by alcohol-impaired teenage drivers.
  • Don't Go Up in Smoke: Every day, we see images that depict smoking as cool, sexy, professional, and glamorous. What we don't see is that every day 3,000 children become regular smokers. This youthful smoking can have severe lifelong consequences.
  • Don't Lose a Friend to Drugs: Has a friend become moody, short-tempered, and hostile? Does he or she seem out of it or spacey? Is she suddenly cutting classes and hanging out with the wrong crowd? Stop and think about it. Your friend may have an alcohol or other drug problem.
  • Dying to Drink: The dangers of drinking and driving are clear; this pamphlet presents the facts of drinking and driving and includes suggestions for crime prevention projects.
  • Marijuana: Common, Dangerous, and Still Illegal: Marijuana is one of the most widely used illicit drugs in the United States and very few young people use other illegal drugs without first trying marijuana.
  • Methamphetamine: Nothing to Rave About: Methamphetamine is among the most addictive substance around. The drug can easily be made from relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients. The way the drug makes teens feel may seem cool, but the drug is altering their brains - maybe permanently.
  • Sniffing Your Life Away: Inhalant abuse can kill. Even a first-time user can end up dead after sniffing or huffing inhalants. And if it doesn't kill you, it can leave you with severe brain damage or severe respiratory problems.