SUBSTANCE ABUSE AFFECTS EVERYONE

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has strong negative consequences, including altering brain development and functioning, leading to poor decision-making. Addiction can ruin lives, devastate families, and destroy relationships.

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The Truth About Addiction

Published by Healthy2fitness, this easy-to-follow video talks about what addiction is, and what it is not. (6:56 minutes)

On Second Thought, “No Thanks”

In 30 seconds, a teen describes what could be with one choice to “smoke his first joint.” (0:30 seconds)

The Faces of Drug Addiction

A popular high school quarterback finds himself addicted to drugs and another man talks about his journey with heroin, which began with a pain killer. […] (5:01 minutes)

The Truth about Meth

This video educates on the realities of meth, and its effects on users. Learn some of the ingredients in meth that users put into their […] (5:32 minutes)

Synthetic Weed, K2, Kills

120 people in 5 days died in Texas from K2. People are dying from their FIRST use. Learn more about why in this short video. (2:59 minutes)

Dangers of Spice

A news story about a teen who died after ONE hit of synethic pot. Don’t get bullied into taking drugs. Know the truth. Your life […] (8:07 minutes)

Dangers of Molly

A CNN report informs us that Molly isn’t just ecstasy anymore. Synethetic drugs marked as Molly are killing people. Other synthetic drugs are experiencing the […] (3:50 minutes)

The Heroin Epidemic

This 2015 documentary shows the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. Opioid addiction is a fatal addiction. Get help today! (52:37 minutes)

The Battle Against Heroin

A heroin addict may not look like what you think. This video is about a beautiful Ohio teen who lost her battle with heroin addiction. […] (6:45 minutes)

Effects of Alcohol

This short video talks about the effects of alcohol on our bodies, what areas of body are affected, the rate in which our bodies can […] (4:59 minutes)

People with drug problems might act differently than they used to, possibly spending a lot of time alone, losing interest in their favorite things, have poor hygience, and eat less than usual.

People with an addiction usually cannot stop taking the drug on their own. They want and need more. If they try to stop taking the drug, they will feel sick.

People living with an addiction need to seek help. There are effective treatments available to help make the transition to a drug-free life less of a struggle, and more of a permanent transition.

Find “Fast Facts” from the 2017 National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day here.