Substance Use

Substance Use

Substance use includes consuming alcohol or different types of drugs. Going into middle and high school, there is a lot of peer pressure to use different substances, which is why it is so important for youth to be educated and learn about the potential consequences. 

According to the World Health Organization, early onset of substance use is associated with higher risks of developing dependence and other problems during adult life, and people of younger ages are disproportionately affected by substance use compared with people of older ages. As such, Healthy Teens specifically covers alcohol, marijuana, e-cigarettes, and opioid use within our substance use lessons.

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The Healthy Teens Coalition (HTC) is dedicated to reducing risky behaviors by providing Manatee County youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.

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