Young people holding beer bottlesDrug and Alcohol Facts

In a survey of young people ages 15-24 by the Kaiser Family Foundation found:

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

The effects of drugs and alcohol can make it hard to think clearly, let alone make the best possible decisions about sex. While you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is easy to make a decision you’ll regret later–decisions that can lead to a sexually transmitted infection or an unwanted pregnancy. Even worse, some people will use the effects of alcohol and other drugs to force you into having sex with them.

Check Yourself: A resource for older teens to think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and to consider whether their substance use risks turning into a problem for them.