Understanding Your Young Adult

 
 

Listen to the latest research on how marijuana and alcohol cause permanent damage to the developing teen brain, lowering test scores (NPR)

For young adults 19 - 25 years old:

"As you prepare your child for life after high school you can help guide her/him to a healthy experience." -Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

 
 

Prevention Tools

Alcohol

A one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students (CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov)

FUID facts and proven strategies to curtail impaired driving (Responsibility.org)

Binge-drinking students have lower grades, worse health, and more legal problems. A new study suggests a strategy that might help. (berkeley.edu)

Why is 21 the legal drinking age in the USA? Learn about myths and facts for the minimum drinking age (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

Marijuana and Other Drugs

A downloadable guide to the most commonly used drugs in youth culture today (Clear Recovery Center)

Nearly half of all young people who inject heroine start by using prescription drugs. Click above to learn how you can help prevent a teen from going down that path (The Medicine Abuse Project)

A downloadable marijuana talk kit to help parents discuss the drug with their children (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)

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