Substance Abuse Warning During Prom and Graduation Season

With spring break gone, the next major hurdles for substance abuse and other risky behaviors for America’s teens are prom and graduation season.  As the Teen Substance AbuseU.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) points out, this is often the time of year where celebrations get completely out of hand and can cause serious harm, or even death.

The combination of alcohol with young people celebrating the end of a school year, or even the end of high school, can lead to excess.  While many of these seniors and other teenagers expect to have rules-free, fun-filled celebrations with their friends, if they have not earlier learned self-control without adult supervision.  The result too often is risky behaviors, such as underage drinking, promiscuity and unprotected sex, drug use, physical and sexual assault, and impaired driving.

Narconon International works with parents and teachers to help educate students about the severity of these behaviors and the probable consequences they could face.  Its drug and alcohol prevention programs don’t use scare tactics, but instead seek to inform young people and arm them with the knowledge they need to assist them to make better decisions for themselves, their friends and loved ones.

“We have found it very effective not only to teach students the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, but also to provide them a real understanding of what happens to their bodies and minds when they are under the influence of these substances,” remarks Bobby Wiggins, Director of Drug Education for Narconon International.

The Narconon® program uses the drug-free rehabilitation and education methodologies based on research by the late American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.  The organization has been successfully rehabilitating former addicts and educating people of all ages for more than four decades.  It is one of the largest non-governmental drug treatment and prevention groups in the world with programs in 44 countries.

More information about the Narconon drug rehab and prevention programs.

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