WELD COUNTY PREVENTION PARTNERS

If you’re like most parents, you do everything you can to make sure your pre-teen or teen has a happy, healthy future. Unfortunately, sometimes young people are tempted to try alcohol before they turn 21, or experiment with drugs. Not only can this behavior harm a growing body and brain, it can lead to failure in school, and in life.

This website has been created to help educate parents and kids about the dangers of underage drinking and the use of drugs, from marijuana and methamphetamines, to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. You’ll also find information about resources in Weld County that can help you and your family in many ways.

JULY 4 WEEKEND CAN BE AMONG DEADLIEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR TEEN DRIVERS

Before the parties start on July 4, talk to your teens.
July 4 is just around the corner, and most people are thinking of cookouts, fireworks, heading to the pool or lake, or getting out of town for a long weekend. However, if you have a teen, you might add “have an important conversation” to the list…Read more.

BINGE DRINKING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

*Stats courtesy of Speak Now Colorado.
0%
Also used marijuana in past month
0%
Felt sad for two weeks or more
0%
Seriously considered suicide

 

 

Talk to your kids about the dangers of alcohol and drugs

 

 

TEENS + MARIJUANA

*Stats courtesy of Drug Abuse.gov
22.7%
12th graders who used marijuana in the past month
6.5%
12th graders now use marijuana every day
15%
The amount of THC in marijuana has increased over the past few decades

HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW?

Take the 2016 National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge!

nat-iq-quiz

 

 

 


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