Tips for Teens

Here are some tips to help you with the ups and downs of life.

  • Get enough sleep every night (napping during class doesn't count)
  • Eat at least five fruits and vegetables everyday (Starbursts are not considered a fruit)
  • Limit the amount of sugar and salt in your diet (find substitutes for soda and chips)
  • Avoid cigarettes and other tobacco products (like the plague)
  • Refuse to consume alcohol and drugs (they really don't help in the long run)
  • Exercise at least thirty minutes a day (dance wildly and encourage someone to join you)
  • Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day (people sometimes won't tell you what is stuck there)
  • See a dentist and doctor if you feel something is wrong (trust your intuition)
  • Laugh at least 15 times per day (with yourself, not at yourself)
  • Ask family and friends for help and support (when the roller coaster is just too much to handle)

Youth Resources

Above the Influence
Created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to reflect what teens across the country are saying about their lives.

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth
Find out about youth exposure to alcohol advertising

The Cool Spot
The young teens place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Just Think Twice
You've heard the fiction now learn the facts.

Marijuana Facts for Teens

NIDA for Teens
Get information on the facts about drugs and drug abuse through games and real life stories.