Being a parent or educator in today’s hectic world means being informed about the issue of substance use is more important than ever. The rise of the opioid epidemic has led to thousands of deaths across the country. Did you know that 98% of heroin addicts nationally surveyed, reported beginning their drug use with marijuana in their early teen-age years?
Knowing about current trends, along with how and when to talk to your teen/students can make a huge difference in their life. Did you know that when you talk to children about drug and alcohol use, you reduce their chances of becoming problem users by 50%?
Young people are immersed in technology in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay safe.
Here are 6 easy ideas for integrating substance abuse prevention into your classroom: