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Just say no, and here’s why.

Get the Facts.

Florida’s youth deserve to know what is happening

Too many youth are losing sight of their dreams and goals.

Understand the risks of drug and alcohol use. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to make smart choices.

Nothing to Gain. Lots to Lose.

Do not allow drugs, or people who abuse them, to decide your future for you.

It only takes two salt-sized grains of fentanyl to kill someone.

2 mg
Drug Enforcement Administration, 2022

Drug overdose deaths of Florida’s youth up to 17 years of age, increased 43% from 2020 to 2021.

43 %
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2022

More than a third of disciplinary actions in Florida schools involve drugs and illicit substances.

38 %
Florida Department of Education, 2022

Youth who start drinking before age 15 are 7 times more likely to develop alcohol use disorders as adults.

7 x
Monitoring the Future, 2022

Youth are 6.5 times more likely to become addicted if they try drugs before age 21.

6.5 x
Partnership to End Addiction, 2015

Just say no

Knowing the risks and effects of drugs and alcohol will help you make smart choices and be prepared to help a friend or family member when they need you most.

What to do if…

You want to help a friend

Knowing the facts can help you protect a friend needing support.

You feel pressured to use drugs

If you feel pressured to use drugs and alcohol, there are things you can do to help you stand firm in your convictions.

Someone at home is using drugs

If someone at home or a caregiver shows signs of substance abuse, there is help. Reach out.

The drugs

Every drug has risks, but fentanyl has changed the game.

What you need to know about Fentanyl.

Fentanyl is an incredibly strong synthetic drug that is killing teens.
Drug Enforcement Administration, 2022
It is a colorless and odorless synthetic opioid that is fifty times stronger than heroin.
Drug Enforcement Administration, 2022
Fentanyl can look exactly like Xanax, Adderall, and painkiller pills,
But you can’t tell the difference.
Drug Enforcement Administration, 2022
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