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As a teen, you are in the highest risk group for developing a life-long relationship with drugs and alcohol. Research shows that many adults who are addicted started their use when they were teenagers in high school. While there are several people who view young adulthood as a time of experimenting, it's also a time when you're setting the patterns for the rest of your life. 


When making decisions about drugs and alcohol, you must remember to consider the short and long-term consequences of your decision. Will you consider what this substance will do to your brain? What about what your friends and family may think? Parents, teachers, friends, and others may be able to influence your decision to use drugs or alcohol, however there will come a time where the choice is yours alone and it will be up to you to be prepared for that moment. 

The resources listed below were created to help you make an educated choice when the time comes.

Know the Risks of Marijuana

Know the Risks of Meth

Know the Risks of Using Drugs

Alcohol Use and Your Health

If you are a teen who wants to help make a change in your community, become a member of your local youth coalition. Overton County Anti-Drug Coalition would love to have you be apart of R.A.D.D (Rising Against Destructive Decisions) Youth Coalition. If you are a student at Livingston Academy contact your SRO Jenna Roberts or use the contact us form below and one of our staff members will reach out to you.   

We encourage everyone to carry the lifesaving product Naloxone. You never know when you may need to save a life. If you would like to be trained in Reversing an Overdose contact our office at 931-823-3797 or click the link below to learn more. 

Naloxone Training Information

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