There are many reasons why some teens may use alcohol and drugs, but often it is because they believe everyone else is using.
Teens in Union County often report using alcohol and smoking pot with their friends.
Only 8% of 7th grade students in Union County said they had drank alcohol in the last 30 days, and less than 2% said they had used marijuana. However, reported rates of use for both alcohol and marijuana more than doubled in 9th grade students. (2012 Union County Youth Risk Behavior Survey)
Help your teen know that most teens don’t use.
Talk to them. What you say matters!