According to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey, 64% of high school seniors do not view regular marijuana use as harmful compared to just over 35% twenty years ago.
Kids who start drinking alcohol before age 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependence than people who first used alcohol at age 21 or older.
Teens who know their parents disapprove of drug use are less likely to use.
The Alliance for Better Communities members are committed to creating community-level change that will reduce underage drinking and substance abuse.
The Alliance for Better Communities is a local community coalition comprised of area community members who live / work in Jefferson County New York. We come from all of the sectors in the community with a common goal in mind: to create a safer, healthier, and drug-free community for our youth. Funded by a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant, recognizing the concept that local problems require local solutions, the Alliance works to gather local data in order to address issues pertinent to our individual community. We work to create community-level change that will reduce underage drinking and substance abuse through education, awareness, advocacy, and policy change.