Web Link Disclaimer: The Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) provides links from this site to external websites because of their potential interest or usefulness to the safe and positive school environment, an education community or the general public.It attempts to monitor such sites on a regular basis.The government collects facts on substance abuse and reports on the statistics… Below are some of the statistics that the United States Government has reported on.When a parent talks to their teenager regularly about the dangers of drugs and alcohol they lessen the chance of their child using drugs by 42%!The 11 facts you want are below, and the sources for the facts are at the very bottom of the page.
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However, only 25% of teens report on actually having these conversations.
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Just Say YES speakers are dedicated to reducing these numbers through presenting ways of effectively addressing boundaries in dating, refusal skills, and establishing a positive circle of friends.
Drug and alcohol abuse in our nation’s teenagers has become a major public health issue.
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