February 6, 2013

Communities That Care | Community conversation corners teens’ reasons for drug, alcohol use

In November I participated in a community conversation focused on drug and alcohol use by students in the State College Area School District. The group’s parents, teachers, professionals and other community members all had the same question: Why do youth use drugs and alcohol? While the group acknowledged it’s not a new question in the American dialogue, we wanted to examine how it is unique to our community.

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