October is Substance Abuse Awareness Month
Teens are easily impressionable and are at an increased risk of beginning unhealthy habits. Did you know:
- More than 2,000 teens begin abusing prescription drugs per day; many believe they are safer than illicit drugs.
- 1 in 3 teens report knowing a teen who abuses prescription drugs.
- The average age that a make tries alcohol is 11 and for females it is 13 years old.
These national statistics are alarming and sadly our local statistics are on par with national averages. It is time to respond today. Enroll in one of our free prevention parenting classes and talk to the teens in your life about the dangers of substance misuse and abuse.