Speaking Out Against Drugs & Alcohol

Drugs & Alcohol

Drug and alcohol use can have a negative short-term and long-term impact on young people. Cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, and drug paraphernalia are never allowed on school campuses.

Drug and alcohol use by teens can impact school performance, lead to physical injuries, create conflict, and end up in relationship violence. The use of drugs and alcohol lowers the user’s inhibitions which can result in the user making poor choices, which may have life-long results.

Why Speak Out?

The presence of drugs and alcohol is distracting and unsafe. You deserved a drug and alcohol free environment where you can focus on education and developing the skills you need to meet your goals in life.

Students using drugs and alcohol can harm themselves educationally, physically, and emotionally. They may also be risking the safety of others. Speaking out can protect someone from making long-term mistakes.

What to do?

If you know about tobacco, alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia at school, tell an adult you trust or contact Students Speaking Out.

Your voice can make a difference by creating an environment free from drugs and alcohol that allows everyone to perform to the fullest extent of their abilities.

Facts About Impaired Driving

Teenage drunk driving kills 8 teens every day

31% of teen drivers who died in car accidents had been drinking

40% of alcohol-related fatal car crashes involve teens

60% of all teen deaths in car accidents are alcohol related

A teenage boy with a blood alcohol concentration of just 0.05 is 18 times more likely to suffer a single vehicle crash than his non-drinking counterparts. And a teenage girl is 54 times more likely to crash