Submitted by Aidee Covarrubias on 04/04/2017
I'm probably one of those mothers who thinks about the dangers of drinking alcohol at an early age more than the average person. I think this is because my work has allowed me to learn about the impact alcohol can have on teenagers' brains. It also gives me the access to hear directly from many parents and guardians how difficult it can be when they face the decision on how to guide their children who are wanting to drink alcohol.
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 03/09/2017
For most teens, spring break is simply a time to relax, have fun, and be adventurous. Whether on vacation, just hanging out in the neighborhood, or having fun with friends, it’s important teens remain safe during spring break.
While this time will be incident free for most, for some youth time off from school poses a risk of temptation by alcohol and drugs. It is up to parents and other caring adults to discuss and guide their teens in how to stay safe when faced with hard choices about risky situations and behaviors.
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 02/06/2017
Everyone knows the truth about drugs and alcohol, right? Even as adults, we often believe what we hear or read about drugs and alcohol without question, especially when it pertains to our youth. However, it’s important we form opinions based on facts and not myths. By being correctly informed, we can assist our youth in living safer and happier lives.
Here is a list of some common misconceptions about substance abuse and the truths that shatter those myths:
Myth: Prescription medications are safer to abuse than other drugs.