Substance Use and Abuse

02.05.20 | Young Peoples Ministry, Wellness and Missions

    Children/Youth experiment with drugs, alcohol, nicotine, gambling, and vaping, which pose threats to their developing brains, physical, emotional, and spiritual selves.  Youth may also have adults in their lives/communities who use and abuse substances.  Youth may be at increased risk too when their communities are having high density of alcohol, drugs, gambling, and nicotine exposure.


    Teen Health: Substance Use and Abuse

    Understanding Drug Use: Kids Meet a Kid in Recovery from Addiction

    Teen Gambling: Perspectives from HTHCV (Presented by Teens)

    Baltimore Dice Zombies (Youth Dice Gambling)

    Baltimore Don’t Roll It Away (Teen Gambling)

    Fact Sheets/Resources:

    Tips for Teens Tobacco Use: The Truth About Tobacco Use

    Know Your Marijuana IQ (An Interactive Quiz)

     Helping a Loved One Dealing with Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders

    Supporting a Loved One Dealing with Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders:  Starting the Conversation

     Understanding Young People and Substance Abuse Fact Sheet – Maryland Coalition for Families (MCF) (Nonprofit supporting families, including parents, caregivers, youth, others)

    Underage Drinking: Myths Versus Facts (Written Just for Youth)

    Tips for Teens: The Truth About Opioids

    Vaping Rises Among Teens

    Drug Facts Vaping Devices E-Cigarettes (Jan 2020)