January 25-31, 2016 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (#NDAFW). NDAFW is national health observance for teens to promote local events to raise awareness and aid in prevention of teen drug use. The goal of this year’s NDAFW is to “Shatter the Myths” of drug use by presenting scientific information.
A student is 50% less likely to try a drug if an adult role model talks to them about the dangers of abuse. Many students are unaware of the true dangers of abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a teen focused website, www.teens.drugabuse.gov with blog articles, quizzes, videos, FAQ, downloads and real questions from teens to spark the conversation.
Therapists at Birmingham Maple Clinic are committed to educate and treat families of teens with alcohol or drug abuse issues. Birmingham Maple Clinic therapists are informed about the issues affecting today’s teens and may be useful in modeling for parents and teens how to have meaningful, safe discussions about substance abuse. To schedule an appointment with a therapist visit www.birminghammaple.com or call (248) 646-6659.
For more information about teens and substance abuse, please see the articles below:
- Teens with Addiction and Social Anxiety Issues Report Trying Drugs and Alcohol Earlier Than Their Peers
- Join Us For A National Night Of Conversation About Substance Abuse
- Author Debra Jay Discusses Recovery and Her New Book “It Takes a Family” at BMC
- 4 Reasons Why You NEED to Take Back Your Extra Drugs
- Opiate Addiction: FDA Approves Opiate Overdose Antidote