It's scary to thnk about your teen using drugs
To learn of your child using heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, or another illegal drug would undoubtedly be terrifying. However, teens consistently report that the most commonly abused substances are
- Prescription Drugs
Results from the 2014 Union County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (below) indicate that only a very small percentage of students had used illegal drugs in the past 12 months, and even fewer had used them more than 3 times during that period.
It's important to talk with you teen about not using drugs, but it's more important to talk with them about making positive choices, whether it be with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, or any other risky behavior they may be more prone to as teens.