For many, prom is one of the most special celebrations of high school. It should be fun and safe; a time to create lasting memories. However, many teens struggle with feeling pressured to use drugs and alcohol on prom night. Preparing in advance to address the potential consequences of prom is key.

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Preventative Resources to Tackle Stressful Issues

The world can be difficult for children and teens today, and the risks are only growing more challenging. Marijuana is now legal in 24 states, including New York; drug and alcohol use is on the rise; students face bullying, school violence, and cyberbullying; and more adolescents report feeling anxious and stressed than ever before! These issues are often roadblocks to a young person’s overall health and wellness, educational journey and lifelong achievement. That’s why The Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP), along with our community coalition partners, Forward South Bronx Coalition (FSBC) and Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership (TNCAP), provide resources and information to families, teachers, children, and community members to tackle the issues youth face.
We’re all in this together.

Sources: The NYC Community Health Profile Youth Development Survey; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health; Centers for Dis-ease Control and Prevention Alcohol Fact Sheet; Office of the Surgeon General Underage Drinking Call to Action; OASAS Youth Development Survey.

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