Resources for youth

Drugs and alcohol are everywhere. You've heard about them, you or your friends might be thinking about taking them-- or already have. There will be times that everything you’ve been told isn’t enough. But the truth is—you may not be able to stop things from getting out of control. Don’t let anything, anyone have that kind of power over your life, your body, your mind, your future!




THE TRUTH


dangers of heavy marijuana use

Smoking pot every day now and into adulthood can drop your IQ by 8 points…a National Academy of Sciences study revealed that teens who used marijuana heavily before age 18 (when the brain is still developing) showed impaired mental abilities even after they quit taking the drug.

 

 

effectsofdrugabuse

Learn the facts about drugs
what they are, the damage they can do

 

GETTING IT STRAIGHT
what’s true and what isn’t

 

The Dangers of Getting High on OTCs Sports injuries or other accidents can lead to the need for prescription pain killers but they are known to be highly addictive.

 


know the signs

 

 


You're under stress to be liked, do well in school, get along with your family, and make big decisions. You can't avoid most of these pressures, and worrying about them is normal. But feeling very sad, hopeless or worthless could be warning signs of a mental health problem.


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Mental health problems are real, painful, and sometimes severe. You might need help! read more here

 

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse from ADAMH Board

 

It's OK to NOT be OK... get connected; Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

 

warning signs of suicide

 

 

 


No matter if it doesn’t always feel like it.
You matter. And in moments when you feel like you just need some support, there is help out there. You Matter is a movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you—unique and real you—matter.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

STORIES OF RECOVERY (from WWW.RECOVERYISBEAUTIFUL.ORG). We will add local stories soon. If you're in recovery and want to share your story, CONTACT US!

We keep all names confidential.

Drug addiction isn’t the only danger of using: your performance in school, at work, in sports and at home can suffer; you may find yourself if legal trouble; you may permanently damage relationships.

 

Did you know you are more likely, and more quickly to become addicted if you:

  1. have a family history of addction;
  2. are a male;
  3. have another mental health disorder; suchs as PTSD or ADHD; or
  4. are being prescribed a highly-addictive drug?

Learn more about risk factors here!

Fight Back

 

 


Sometimes, it’s a matter of saying you’ve had enough—you want your friend back, your family member, and your own happiness. Here are some resources to guide you on how to help others:

 

Join other teens in Ohio as they use their leadership skills to create safe, healthy environments for all youth. OYLPN YOUTH COUNCIL is the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network.

 

TEEN INSTITUTE

Get involved: Crawford County teens are participating in a number of positive, leadership programs to help them and their friends stay drug free.


Dare

Talk to your teachers and counselors to see about what opportunities interest you!

 


need help?

 

 


What To Do If Someone In Your Family Has a Drug Problem

 

Crawford County Ala-non, Alateen, Alafam and Alcoholic Anonymous Meeting Schedules!

 

RESILIENT: blog about recovering from anxiety, depression and all its ugliness.

You are not alone! If you don't have a family member, teacher or trusted friend you can go to, don't give up! Sometimes support from people you don't know but who get it is a good start. OHIO REGIONAL HELP LINE 800–587–4232

Drugs aren't the only problem; many times they are just used to numb other pain. Take care of yourself, your friends, you're worth it!

 

CRAWFORD COUNTY CRISIS HOTLINE:

Contact - Crawford County
24 hours / 7 days

Bucyrus Area
(419) 562-9010

Galion Area
(419) 468-9081

TOLL-FREE
1-800-755-9010


prevention tool box

 

 




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