Alcohol has no place in the lives of Texas youth
The cost of tobacco affects all Texans
Prescription Drugs and Opioids are the next great threat
The stats don’t lie. That’s why data and scientific research are the cornerstone of our activities.
People who start drinking under the age of 15 are 4 times more likely to become alcohol-dependent at some point in their lives.
Tobacco use among Texas youth is declining significantly.
Drug overdose rates have more than tripled since 1990, increasingly due to prescription drugs.
Marijuana use, especially during adolescence, can cause lasting damage to the brain.
In working with Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, I’ve had so many opportunities to share my passion for prevention and gain valuable experience advocating for the change I truly believe we need to work towards.
- Andrea Marquez, El Paso, YLC
"Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth brings a skillset, energy, and passion to their prevention work that is hard to find anywhere else."
- Barry Sharp, Former Manager, Tobacco Prevention & Control Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services
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