To wrap up our perspectives on prevention series, we challenged the participants to provide their perspectives in a U-Tell-Us Segment. We got their perspective through asking questions to the group.
Q: Do students some misuse substances? A: Yes
Q: What are the most commonly misused substances by students? A: Weed, rx, vape, Jewels, heroin, alcohol carfentanil, cigarettes.
Q: Why do students try substance? A: they are all around them; peer pressure; their parents use; something to do/pass time; brain not developed so they can’t make good decisions; to feel better about themselves.
Q: How many middle school students have tried substances? A: All 1; Most 9; Some 5; few 1
Q: What can you do to help prevent friends from using? A: Tell them the harmful side effects; tell them personal stories.