HELP YOUR TEEN
It’s a fact:
Teens who have a passion, a sense of purpose, and perseverance are more likely to be resilient in the face of challenges and to make healthier choices.
Have you ever wondered what increases or decreases the likelihood of teens making healthy choices about drugs and alcohol use?
Researchers have studied this exact question. Here’s what they found teens need:
Encouraging adults, responsible friends, and a feeling of connectedness.
Opportunities outside of school to learn and develop new skills and interests (like music, sports, theater, youth groups, and volunteering).
To feel valued by, and valuable to, the people around them.