Core Substances

Here you can find information on some of the most widely used substances by teens.

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Youth drink for a variety of reasons, about 30% of RHAM 9-12 grade students reported drinking in the past 30 days.  Some are curious, and have easy accessibility to substances.  In fact 80% of RHAM students felt alcohol was the easiest…read more.


Marijuana is a growing concern for many reasons.  It is important when talking with youth to debunk myths on the legality of marijuana use, increased potency of today’s marijuana, effects on physical and mental health…read more.


Alongside alcohol and marijuana, the third most commonly abused drugs among youths is prescription drugs.  In recent years we have seen an increase in prescription drug use within our communities.  Based off of 2014 RHAM Student Survey Results 9.8%…read more.