If you're like most parents, you do everything you can to make sure your pre-teen or teen has a happy, healthy future. Unfortunately, sometimes young people are tempted to try alcohol before they turn 21, or experiment with drugs. Not only can this behavior harm a growing body and brain, it can lead to failure in school, and in life.
This website has been created to help educate parents and kids about the dangers of underage drinking and the use of drugs, from marijuana and methamphetamines, to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. You'll also find information about resources in Weld County that can help you and your family in many ways.
Our e-newsletter provides the community with updated information about our program, initiatives, strategies and efforts in Weld County to prevent underage drinking and illegal drug use. To find out more about what we're doing and how you can be involved, sign up here;
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Underage Drinking: It's an Adult Problem
This short vignette raises awareness of the prevalence of underage drinking, highlights some consequences of underage alcohol use, and emphasizes the fact that social gatherings are excellent opportunities to teach responsible behaviors.