Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7pm
#OurKids Need Us to Pay Attention
"Millions of Americans suffer from substance abuse, which includes underage drinking, alcohol dependency, non-medical use of prescription drugs, abuse of over-the-counter medications, and illicit drug use.
Young Americans aged 12 to 20 account for 11 percent of the country’s monthly alcohol consumption.1
Approximately 23 million people aged 12 or older used illicit drugs in 2010.2
"Prevention strategies targeting the root of the problem are essential to curb drug use and help people lead healthier lives. Early intervention helps prevent substance abuse and reduce the negative consequences of addiction before they occur. Through community-based efforts involving youth, parents, educators, and government officers, we can strengthen the support systems that deter our Nation’s young people from drug consumption and improve both academic performance and workforce readiness."
Join us as Terrie Moore; a certified preventionist, covers the five Ws about youth substance use in Decatur >
WHO: is using?
WHAT: substances are in use? Trends (positive/negative)?
WHEN: to start talking to #OurKids?
WHERE: does use happen in Decatur?
WHY: are some of #OurKids using?
WHAT: are current efforts to curb use, and what can our community do to bring about change?
SOS: Resources shared.