You’ve heard it all before.

Drugs are bad for you. They could ruin your future and your chances at college. They damage your health and may even kill you. And yet, many teens continue to abuse drugs and alcohol, either casually or on a regular basis.

We know it is tempting to have a drink at a party because everyone else is, or to feel pressure when friends want to share drugs with you, but there’s a reason adults tell you to just say no! The odds are stacked against you when it comes to trying drugs or alcohol. In this section, we cover the effects of alcohol on teens, and list a variety of common drugs that teens may want to try, along with the risks of each. Educate yourself on what these drugs will actually do to you and you’ll be ready to handle any situation that comes your way.

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