Youth Substance Use Prevention
Today’s youth are confronted by many challenging situations. The Northland Coalition focuses on limiting youth use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). More recently, there has been an increase in youth using nicotine-containing products like e-cigarettes and vapes. This section includes printable, easy to read ATOD Fact Sheets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These fact sheets will provide information on individual substances and how they affect youth.
The rules parents set, the relationships they build, and the conversations they have about alcohol, marijuana, nicotine and vaping (or any other drug) make a BIG difference in the decisions teens make. Kids who learn about the risks of alcohol and other drugs from their parents (and know their parents’ no-use expectations) are HALF as likely to ever use these drugs compared to their peers.
The Parent Up campaign is dedicated to educating and building the skills of area parents so that they can use their influence to protect their child from early engagement in all substance use. The campaign is packed full of information, resources, and tools parents need to keep their children safe and healthy. For more information, please visit the Parent Up website and their Facebook page.