Help to Stop Drinking, Drug Addiction & Smoking


Issues: Drugs, Drinking and Smoking

Break the Habits…….Arrive Alive
Don’t be Dead On Arrival

  • It has been estimated that over three million teenagers are out-and-out alcoholics.  Several million more have a serious drinking problem that they cannot manage on their own.
  • Traffic crashes are the number one killer of teens and over one-third of teen traffic deaths are alcohol-related.  (NHTSA, 2004)
  • Every 15 minutes someone dies from an alcohol-related automobile accident.

See what happens..
Every 15 Minutes

 

Facts, Signs and Symptoms of a Drinking or Drug Problem

How much do you really know about drugs?
Take these quizzes:http://www.checkyourself.com/Quiz.aspx
Your Brain’s response to drugs:

http://www.teengrowth.com/index.
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Does your friend have an alcohol or other drug problem?
What can you do to help?
http://www.health.org/govpubs/phd688/
Educate yourself– Drug Facts

Click here to learn more!l
Find a treatment center:

http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org/

 How to help a friend stop smoking:

http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/
Health_Services/ Health_Education/atod/tob_
helpafriendquit.htm

 


What can teenagers do to help someone who has a drinking problem? Be a real friend. You might even save a life.Encourage your friend to stop or seek professional help.

Each year, drinking by college students, ages 18-24, contributes to an estimated 1,700 student deaths, almost 600,000 injuries, almost 700,000 assaults, more than 90,000 sexual assaults, and 474,000 engaging in unprotected sex. In 2001, 2.8 million college students drove a car while under the influence of alcohol.  (Hingson et al, 2005)

For information and referrals, call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 800-729-6686.

A 12-Question Quiz:
Designed To Help You Decide if you Have a drinking problem. Take the Quiz:
Click here!
Drinking and Driving …DUI Stories and Pictures
http://www.duipictures.com/A “Contract for Life” for you and your parents to sign
http://www.saddonline.com/contract.htm

Partnership for a Drug Free America
www.drugfreeamerica.org

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