April 21, 2017 – In an effort to educate teenagers about the perils of marijuana use and its negative effects on brain development, Westchester County leaders on Thursday joined dozens of students, community advocates, health professionals and members of the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth for an event celebrating young people who choose to abstain from the drug. (more…)
Healthy Teen Brain Day
“Healthy Teen Brain Day” is part of the Westchester County’s ongoing efforts celebrating those who choose not to use marijuana while also highlighting its potential dangers.
Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.
The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone—regardless of age or drinking status. We all feel the effects of the aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, violence, and deaths that can result from underage drinking. This is not simply a problem for some families—it is a nationwide concern. (more…)
Dear Croton Community,
The Croton Community Coalition is committed to having a positive impact on the health, well-being and future of our Croton teens. A little over a year ago we notified you, that as part of the Coalition’s competitive federal Drug Free Community Grant, we were required to gather information about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among Croton students. We also promised at the time to share the top trends and concerns with Croton students, parents and the community. (more…)
Why do some teens get involved in substance abuse while others do not. What factors or influences increase the risks that adolescents will smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, get drunk and use illegal and prescription drugs, while others go all the way through high school abstinent? (more…)