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!
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.
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.
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 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)
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,
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:
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.
Get involved: Crawford County teens are participating in a number of positive, leadership programs to help them and their friends stay drug free.
Talk to your teachers and counselors to see about what opportunities interest you!
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
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Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse
Leading the way in promoting healthy lives through the prevention of substance abuse and related problems
Our mission is to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.
prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in America’s communities.