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Evidence Based Practices: Underage Substance Abuse

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Evidence Based Prevention/Strategies & Programs/Additional Resources

Project towards No Drug Use (for High School)
Project TND is an effective drug abuse prevention program that targets senior high school-age youth. It was developed by Steve Sussman, Ph.D. and staff at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
tnd.usc.edu

NYC Laws & Pending Legislation: Substance Abuse

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NYC Laws/ Pending Legislation

Denise’s Law (Pending Legislation)

Community Impact: Underage Substance Abuse

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Community Impact

RESIDENTIAL-RELATED PROBLEMS

Effects of Underage Substance Abuse

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What do drugs make you feel like?

Just the Facts: Underage Substance Abuse

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Alcohol
According to NSDUH, overall prevalence of underage (ages 12–20) alcohol use and binge drinking has shown a gradual decline across all prevalence periods.

In 2009, an estimated 30.2 million people (12.0 percent) aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past year. Although this reflects a downward trend from 14.2 percent in 2002, it remains a cause for concern..

Underage Substance Abuse

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Underage Substance Abuse

What is substance abuse?  Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. Medline's medical encyclopedia defines drug abuse as "the use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or in a manner or in quantities other than directed."

Evidence Based Practices: Underage Tobacco Use

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Evidence Based Prevention/Strategies/Programs Additional Resources

Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)

NYC Laws & Pending Legislation: Underage Tobacco Use

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New York State Laws/ Pending Legislation

If you violate these laws, you risk:
• fines of up to $2,500
• a surcharge of $50 for each violation
• loss of your certificate of registration to sell tobacco or herbal cigarettes
• suspension of your lottery license
 
Other fines and penalties

Effects of Underage Tobacco Use

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Effects of Underage Tobacco Use

Although the consequences of smoking — such as cancer, heart attack and stroke — are real, they're probably beyond the realm of your teen's concern. Rather than lecturing your teen on the long-term dangers of smoking, you might ask your teen what he or she considers the negative aspects of smoking. Once your teen has had his or her say, offer your own list of negatives. Consider appealing to your teen's vanity:

Community Impact: Underage Tobacco Use

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Community Impact

RESIDENTIAL-RELATED PROBLEMS

Adolescents residing in low-income public housing developments in inner-city regions may be particularly vulnerable to a variety of risk factors associated with cigarette smoking.

BUSINESS-RELATED PROBLEMS

Tougher penalties and fines are established for underage smoking (see New York State Laws/Pending Legislation).

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