National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a health observance linking teens to facts about drugs.
Complete this quiz as a family to see how much you know about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Then, read on for further education on the consequences and potential health effects.
- Nicotine and other drugs can harm the developing adolescent brain. At what age does the brain stop developing? Learn more about understanding the teen brain.
- 10 years old
- 13 years old
- 18 years old
- 25 years old
- How many emergency room visits are made each year in the U.S. for injuries related to alcohol?
- True or false: Past-year misuse of Vicodin and OxyContin among 12th graders has increased.
- Teens are using vaping devices in record numbers. What exactly are they consuming when they vape?
- Marijuana/hash oil
- Just flavoring
- All of the above
- True or false: binge drinking rates among 8th, 10th and 12th grade students has continued a downward trend in recent years.
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol, get help as soon as possible. Talk to an adult you trust― a parent, aunt or uncle, doctor, teacher, school counselor, or clergy member.
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