Research over the past decade indicates that healthy youth development strategies—the deliberate process of providing all youth with the support, relationships, experiences, resources, and opportunities needed to become successful and competent adults—are promising approaches for preventing or reducing a wide range of adolescent health-risk behaviors.
Youth with substance use disorders experience higher rates of physical and mental illnesses, diminished overall health and well-being, and potential progression to addiction. Find resources to help prevent youth substance use and increase protective factors.
Part of Hanover Cares Coalition, Teens Care Too are a group of high school leaders (or teens) that are not afraid to take a stand in favor of positive and healthy choices. Their purpose is to empower teens to keep their schools and communities alcohol and drug free by taking positive peer leadership roles. They meet monthly and coordinate awareness projects and activities that promote healthy alternatives to drug and alcohol use.