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The places where people live, work and go to school can greatly influence the health of your friends, family and community. Young people — working alongside residents, community coalitions, businesses and other leaders —can make their communities healthier by addressing substance use issues and advocating for strong prevention programs in their communities and schools.
Above the Influence. It’s a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in—that’s negative influence. And if you’re one of the teens who want to stay above it, visit Above the Influence
Students Against Destructive Decisions, a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.
VADIC provides communities with informational resources pertaining to substance abuse and at-risk issues. VADIC is a grant-funded program, and its services are free for Vermonters. www.vadic.org
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