Schools and Substance Abuse

How Local Schools Can Help Teens With Substance Abuse

Schools and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has been a problem in society for a very long time now, and it has a great impact on children and teens. This could either be from a parent of friend who is struggling from substance abuse, or even themselves. Even with these problems, schools are always there. Councilors can talk to you about your issues, and lead you to the proper help that you need.

5 Facts about Substance Abuse

  1. Percentages of alcohol users among teens has declined since 2014
  2. Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use
  3. Risk for addiction is influenced by a combination of factors that include individual biology, social environment, and age or stage of development
  4. Results from NIDA-funded research have shown that prevention programs involving families, schools, communities, and the media are effective in reducing drug abuse
  5. Current programs implemented such as Dare and Life by schools and their counseling departments have taught anti-drug awareness to over 36,000,000 students nationally.