Ashland Kids Have...Decisions at Every Turn...Prevent Youth Substance Use

Ashland High School Presentation, April 2, 2014:  
​"Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose: A Public Health Emergency" 

​Chief of Police Craig Davis and Prevention Specialist Erica Dinerman

EXAMPLE: 2.1% of youth who perceived peer disapproval as "wrong" or "very wrong" used marijuana in the past 30 days, compared with 39.7% of youth who perceived peer disapproval as "not at all" or "a little" wrong.

You can influence your peers:  Ashland High School students who believe their peers disapprove of substance use are less likely to use!
(Data from Ashland Adolescent Health Survey, 2012)

Choices Count Student Website:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

Drug Facts for Teens

Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs:

Decisions at Every Turn CoalitionSubstance Abuse Public Service Announcement:

Information for Youth