Alcohol is the most widely used substance among teens. About 34.4% of people ages 12 to 20 report having tried alcohol at least once in their lifetime. Underage drinking poses serious consequences for the individual as well as for the entire community. Underage drinking impacts everyone!

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Preventative Resources to Tackle Stressful Issues

The world can be difficult for children and teens today; the risks are greater. Drug and alcohol use is on the rise; students face bullying, school violence, and cyberbullying; more adolescents report feeling anxious and stressed than ever before. These issues are often roadblocks to a young person’s educational journey and lifelong achievement. To that end, ADAPP provides resources and information to families, teachers, children, and community members to tackle the issues youth face.

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 Develop-ment Survey.

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