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   The Status of College Impaired Driving A National Call to Action Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. About a quarter of those crashes involve an underage driver who has been drinking....
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Taking a Stand: Emotional Abuse and Violence PreventionPhysical and emotional abuse takes on many forms, including pushing, choking and hitting to verbal taunting, threats, spreading rumors, extortion, and intimidation. This type of abuse can come...
SADD National Leadership OpportunitiesStudent Leadership Council (SLC) This leadership council plays a major role in the nationwide success of SADD. Student members work directly with the national staff on new and continuing projects, while...
State Level Leadership OpportunitiesSADD Youth Leadership Development at the state level offers opportunities for students to contribute through their Student Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is led by the State Coordinator and is instrumental in...
Teen Suicide and Self HarmSuicideAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide (i.e., taking one’s own life) is a serious public health issue that affects everyone, even young people. For youth between the ages of...
Overcoming Teenage Depression and AnxietyClinical depression is a serious illness that affects men and women of all ages. It can affect your thoughts, feelings, behavior, and general health. Studies show that high school–aged students with...
Taking a Stand: Emotional Abuse and Violence PreventionPhysical and emotional abuse takes on many forms, including pushing, choking, hitting to verbal taunting, threats to spreading rumors, extortion, and intimidation. This type of abuse can come...
Teen Substance Abuse Information and PreventionMarijuana, club drugs, cocaine, heroin, inhalants, methamphetamines, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are becoming more and more prevalent in our schools and communities. It is important that...
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States, responsible for more 480,000 deaths each year. But the consequences of tobacco use are not limited to adults. Tobacco use is almost always initiated...