||Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Over-the-counter and prescription drugs help maintain and improve health when used as directed. Follow guidelines for the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs to avoid drug misuse.
Drug abuse is a problem for the individual, the family, the community, and society as a whole. Use resistance skills and protective factors to maintain a healthful lifestyle and avoid drug use.
Tobacco use and secondhand smoke have many health risks. Resisting tobacco reduces your risk of developing a serious disease and increases the possibility of living a longer and better life.
Even occasional drinking has a harmful effect on teens. Alcohol damages the brain and makes teens more likely to engage in risk behaviors. Use resistance skills to deal with the pressure to drink alcohol.
Producing, buying, selling, or using either a controlled substance or a drug not permitted by law is illegal drug use. Use resistance skills and protective factors to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.