Drug & Alcohol Awareness:
What’s Out There?
Juuling & E-Cigarettes
Vaporizers confiscated in Seattle Public Schools
ABOVE: HEALTH IMPACTS OF E-CIGARETTE & E-JUICE INGREDIENTS
Healthy Youth Survey: Central Area Alcohol Use 2016 vs 2014
Postings of timely information on substance abuse and prevention best practices are posted on the Washington Middle School and Garfield High School Family Facebook pages. Postings are also included on the HYCAN social media pages.
Tips For Parents
click the linked text below for resources on externaL websites
Teen-centered information on drug and alcohol abuse is found here on the DrugandRehab.com website
The site also has a Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
The Truth About Drugs is a series of fourteen illustrated drug information booklets containing facts about the most commonly abused drugs.
This website: DrugFreeWorld.org contains the full text of these booklets which were specifically written for young people but contain facts adults need to know as well.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens offers Drug Facts for Teens that includes the various street names for specific drugs.
Partnership for Drug Free Kids offers evidence based on research on the prevention of drunk driving by highlighting the risk for arrest.
From the psychcentral.org website: Tips on what to do if you suspect your son/daughter is using
Help your teen/tween avoid drugs from the MayoClinic.org website
Prom and other school activities produce a night of memories, these tips can help keep it fun and safe for your teen:
Know where your teen will be and who they will be with for the evening.
Contact other families and create a safe way for your teens to get to and from events, as well as a safety plan as to what they can do if caught in an unsafe situation.
Clearly communicate your family's expectations, including the use of alcohol and other drugs.