Substance Use Issue Brief

Substance use refers to the consumption of alcohol or other drugs such as nicotine, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Students who use substances may either misuse and/or abuse them. In this Issue Brief, an overview of what substance use is and its effects, signs that a student may be involved in substance use, a brief discussion of what schools can do to address and mitigate the issue, as well as some programs and strategies to consider implementing in your school community.

Produced in collaboration by Advancing IDEAS for Health and RMC Health with support from The Colorado Health Foundation.

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