Working in Narragansett to prevent substance abuse

Teens believe the myth that prescription drugs provide a medically "safe" high.

"Parents and teens should recognize that although e-cigarettes might not have the same carcinogenic effects of regular cigarettes, they do carry a risk of addiction," said NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

National surveys show that teens who believe their parents would strongly disapprove of them using substances were less likely to try them than their peers were. β€” SAMHSA

Research shows that children who learn about the risks of alcohol and drugs from their parents are less likely to start using drugs.

Children of hands-on parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs. β€” CASA Columbia

Being the bully or the victim of a bully is a risk factor for substance abuse.

"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths" Etty Hillesum

Why do kids use drugs and alcohol? CLICK HERE and learn why it’s important for you to recognize why kids might be drawn to substances and what you can do about it.