Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age
Know the law. Marijuana, hallucinogens, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, and many other substance are illegal. Depending on where you are caught, you could face high fines and jail time. Alcohol is illegal to buy or possess if you are under 21.
Be aware of the risks. Drinking or using drugs increases the risk of injury. Car crashes, falls, burns, drowning, and suicide are all linked to drug use.
Keep your edge. Drug use can ruin your looks, make you depressed, and contribute to slipping grades.
One incident of drug use could make you do something that you will regret for a lifetime.
Do the smart thing. Using drugs your health, education, family ties, and social life at risk.
Get with the program. Doing drugs isn’t “in” anymore.
Think twice about what you’re advertising when you buy and wear T-shirts, hats, pins, or jewelry with a pot leaf, joint, blunt, beer can, or other drug paraphernalia on them. Do you want to promote something that can cause cancer? make you forget things? or make it difficult to drive a car?
Face your problems. Using drugs won’t help you escape your problems, it will only create more.
Be a real friend. If you know someone with a drug problem, be part of the solution. Urge your friend to get help.
What Is Outpatient Rehab Like? Women talking on the bench at our Outpatient Drug Detox Programs. The Ranch’s co-ed partial hospitalization outpatient program helps you develop recovery skills or build on the skills you learned in residential treatment. We treat people with a wide range of addiction and mental health issues including substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Remember, you DON’T NEED drugs or alcohol. If you think “everybody’s doing it,” you’re wrong! Over 86% of 12-17 year-olds have never tried marijuana; over 98% have never used cocaine; only about half a percent of them have ever used crack and many end up in different rehab centers where they can get the proper treatments for these addictions, for example St. John’s Recovery Place of Crescent City, FL offers treatment for various addiction problems and is one of the best centers that help teenagers and adult with this. Doing drugs won’t make you happy or popular or help you to learn the skills you need as you grow up. In fact, doing drugs can cause you to fail at all of these things.