Teens

Drug Abuse Prevention Blog Posts

Emily Low

National Drug Facts Week “Drug Awareness Pep Rally”—Success in Galveston County, Texas!

March 14, 2013  /  Emily Low, O’Connell College Preparatory High School Senior

Drug awareness has been an important subject to me since I was a young girl. My parents taught me from a young age to stand up for what I believe in, no matter what. I have always felt that young adults are under a lot of pressure from friends and family to make good grades and smart decisions. Read More »

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A teenage boy talking to his mother.

Parents: How Much Do They Influence You?

October 25, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Someone offers you a cigarette or a beer. In the split second that you have to consider your answer, what do you think about? What your friends will think? What about what your parents would think? Read More »

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Blake Minnerly

Transforming Tragedy Into Hope

October 02, 2012  /  Blake Minnerly, Teacher at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

One of the things I love most about music is its ability to transform tragedy into hope, as anyone who has listened obsessively to a "breakup song" knows. But, as artists like Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Joan Baez, and countless others have shown, songs can do more than comfort. Read More »

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Joanna's self-portrait

Using What You Learn To Help Others

September 25, 2012  /  Joanna Arellano, NIDA Spring 2012 College Intern

My experience at NIDA was an incredible one where I learned a great deal about addiction, the science behind it, and outreach to NIDA’s different audiences. Read More »

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Scared teen girl

Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

February 28, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

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