In 2018, 3.6 million middle and high school students reported using electronic cigarettes. 1 out of 6 North Carolina teens reported taking a prescription medication without a prescription. In Rowan County alone, 35% of teens reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. These statistics reveal the epidemic of teen drug and alcohol use in our nation, state, and own community. We must work together to combat the negative impacts this issue has on our teens, families and communities. We must work together PREVENT teen substance use.
If we don’t take responsibility for the problem, then who will?
Welcome to YSUP Rowan
(pronounced Wise Up Rowan and an acronym for Youth Substance Use Prevention)
LOCAL NEEDS REQUIRE LOCAL SOLUTIONS
We have already rolled up our sleeves and begun the hard work of preventing youth drug and alcohol use. YSUP Rowan is a community anti-drug coalition formed in late 2015 to address adolescent substance use and abuse in Rowan County. Thanks to the hard work of the 15 initial coalition members, YSUP Rowan was awarded a five-year Drug-Free Communities (DFC) federal grant in October 2017.
To engage the community in creating conditions that will lead to the prevention and reduction of substance use by young people in order that they may build healthy, safe and successful lives.
To prevent the use and abuse of alcohol, prescription medications, and tobacco by Rowan County youth.
Be Informed. Be Involved.
It takes commUNITY to create real and sustainable solutions. We must work together across all community levels to see sustainable change. Prevention (stopping the habit before it is formed) is key! Community volunteers – youth and adults — are essential for this process of prevention and change.
Working Together for Youth Substance Use Prevention
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YSUP Rowan’s Mission is to engage the community in creating conditions that will lead to the prevention and reduction of substance use by young people in order that they may build healthy, safe and successful lives.
Our Main Goal is to prevent the use and abuse of alcohol, prescription medications, and tobacco by Rowan County youth.
123 2nd Street | Salisbury, NC 28144
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