You’re going to remember your prom for the rest of your life. Prom is a time for celebration, but it is also a dangerous time for teens. Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, and according to the National Highway and Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) figures, approximately 33% of traffic deaths of 15- to 20-year-olds are alcohol-related. Alcohol is frequently linked with other high risk behaviors, such as physical and emotional violence, unsafe and unprotected sex, unintentional injuries, and alcohol overdose. Here are some helpful tips and advice to have a safe prom that will be remembered as a night of fun, laughter, and celebration.
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Tips for Hosting Teenage Parties:
Have a safe #RADProm!
In November 2014 a majority of voters in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington DC moved to follow the states of Colorado and Washington to legalize recreational marijuana use. In November 2016 another wave of states are expected to consider similar measures, including the states of California, Nevada and Arizona.
Such swift state-level policy change is already having impacts on the individual and community level. The introduction of medicinal and recreational marijuana has shifted perceptions of harm and risk among youth and the general population, with consequences to use patterns as well as research.
What impact is marijuana currently having in California? What are the health impacts of use by youth and young adults? What don’t we know about use? What policy and regulatory implications should Californians be aware of when considering legalization? Join us in taking a deeper look at the nexus between marijuana and public health, policy, and safety.
To better inform the public, the RAD coalition will host a special public forum on Monday April 20th to discuss the issue of recreational marijuana legalization. Event attendees will enjoy light, healthy refreshments, view a short video, and hear from an expert panel featuring speakers on both sides of the issue, including:
The evening will be moderated by Luis Gutierrez, Senior Associate, LURN Network.
Join us for what is sure to be a stimulating evening!
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