Did you know that according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) approximately 6.7 million teens (ages 12-17) reported using alcohol in the past month. The survey also found that 4.7 million teens (ages 12-17) reported using illicit drugs in the past month?
When is National Drug & Alcohol Week?
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is typically held in January or February each year. The exact dates of the event vary from year to year. In 2023, National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is celebrated the week of March 20th.
How long does alcohol stay in your system?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that approximately 24.2% of high school students reported binge drinking in the past month.
Alcoholism in minors causes a stunting of mental growth leading to immaturity, developmental delay, and much more. Being at the Grace Point luncheon the other day, brought mental illness to the forefront because there is a direct correlation between undiagnosed mental illness, illicit drug use to cope, and increased probability of suicide. This is the perfect week to talk to your teenagers and loved ones. Remember your body can only digest 1 alcoholic beverage per hour. Be safe & be well.
How much does your bac drop per hour?
The amount that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) drops per hour depends on several factors, including your gender, weight, the amount of alcohol consumed, and how quickly you consumed it. On average, a person's BAC will drop by 0.015 per hour.
How to prevent hangover?
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