Educating yourself and knowing what substances are available, what they can do, and how they can affect an individual is the 1st step in raising substance-free youth. The 2nd step, most important, is to talk to youth early and often about the dangers of substances. Substance misuse among youth and young adults, affects all people – no matter the age, race, and/or economic means. Education is key.
Explore below to learn about common substances.