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: https://sites.google.com/site/choicescount/
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