The ABC’s of Vaping THC
- Any amount is a felony.
- Brain development is negatively affected.
- Can get expelled from school and suffer loss of extra-curricular activities.
For more information on vaping, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html or http://challengetc.org/index.html.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
Teen prescription (Rx) drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States. According to a survey, one in four high school students has taken a prescription drug that was not prescribed them by a doctor. Every day, 2,500 young people use a prescription pain reliever to get high for the first time. Many teens do not realize that abusing prescription medications or mixing prescription medications with alcohol can cause serious health consequences - even death. It's important that parents be aware of this issue and monitor teens' access to prescription drugs.
Here's what parents can do to take action right now:
- Take all prescription medications out of the medicine cabinet and secure them in a safe place. Encourage relatives, especially grandparents, to do the same.
- Have an ongoing dialog with their teens.
- Learn to recognize the signs of abuse by visiting SmartMovesSmartChoices.org.
- Easy-To-Read Drug Facts
- Partnership for Drug Free Kids
- Al-Anon Fort Worth
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Challenge of Tarrant County
- D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
- Get Smart About Drugs
- Just Think Twice
- Marijuana Anonymous
- Monitoring the Future
- Narcotics Anonymous
- National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Power to the Parent
- Project ALERT
- R U Safe?
- Recovery Resource Council
- SmokeFree Teen
- Bullying and Substance Abuse
- Say What! Live Tobacco Free
- Stop Medicine Abuse
- Stop Underage Drinking
- Texas Suicide Prevention