School Talks

Educating students and parents about alcohol and drug use and the associated risks is vital to prevention and identification for early treatment.

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School Talks


Did you know…

  • 35% of teens under 15 years-old have admitted to having a drink*
  • Four out of 10 high school seniors report drinking some alcohol and more than one in five have engaged in “binge drinking” daily in the past two weeks**
  • By the twelfth grade, about half of adolescents have abused an illicit drug at least once.*
  • 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
  • 5,000 people under age 21 die each year from alcohol-related incidents

Educating students and parents about alcohol and drug use and the associated risks is vital to prevention and identification for early treatment.

Our School Talks presentation educates participants on:

  • Science of Addiction with special regards to teen use
  • Reasons Young People use or abuse alcohol or drugs and alternative choices
  • Dangers of substance abuse
  • Signs and Symptoms of drug and alcohol use
  • Ways to prevent alcohol or drug use in teens
  • How to talk to your teen about alcohol and drugs
  • The presentation uses real case studies and, if schedule allows, includes a woman in recovery to tell her story in person. It can be altered to teen, parent and teacher audiences.

To schedule a School Talks presentation at your school, parent-teacher association meeting, youth group or more, call 602-264-6214,

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*According to 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

** U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Johnston, L. D., O’Malley, P. M., Miech, R. A., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2014). Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use: 1975-2013: Overview of key findings on adolescent drug use. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan. Retrieved February 12, 2016, from http://www.monitoringthefuture.org//pubs/monographs/mtf-overview2013.pdf

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