Teens To Teens
When you're a teen, sometimes it feels like the only one who understands you is another teen. Your friends know what you’re dealing with – like you, we face the daily pressures from school, friends, and family.
As representatives of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education’s (D.A.R.E.’s) Youth Advisory Board, we are sharing our blog where we talk about various drug issues that we experience in our schools and communities.
What is D.A.R.E?
D.A.R.E. is a substance abuse prevention education program that is taught in more than 70% of the nation’s school districts. The D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is made up of 50 members, one student per state, who have gone through the D.A.R.E. program at their school. They advise D.A.R.E. America, government, and community leaders on drug and violence prevention strategies that benefit youth. Five YAB members have volunteered to participate in DEA’s Teens to Teens Blog.
FEB 20, 2013
There is a huge variety of drugs as well as drug abuse these days. The most common drug with teens is Marijuana. The 2012 Monitoring the Future survey shows that 6.5 percent of high school seniors smoke marijuana daily, up from 5.1 percent five years ago. As you can see Marijuana is a problem everywhere, but did you know that there is synthetic marijuana too?
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