Adolescent substance use and related behaviors create barriers to successful learning and healthy lifestyles. It leads to increased risky behavior, chronic absences and changes in the developing brain that can lead to addiction. Teens that use substances have more strained family relationships and increased mental health challenges.
To mitigate its impact on student learning, we strive to strengthen protective factors and minimize risk factors that contribute to substance use. We do this through relationship building, rigorous academic programs, community partnerships, social emotional learning, age-appropriate prevention lessons, mental health support, early intervention/alternative to suspension programs and referral services.
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