Living Drug Free

An average of 22 adolescents 14 to 18 years of age died in the U.S. each week in 2022 from drug overdoses, raising the death rate for this group to 5.2 per 100,000

The Nampa Mayor’s Teen Council is partnering with the Nampa Fire District, Healthy Impact Nampa Coalition and the Nampa Police Department to promote living drug free and promote the Nampa Narcan Leave Behind Program available for youth struggling with substance abuse.

Nampa Mayor’s Teen Council was also selected to participate in Youth Innovation in Rural America (YIRA), Museum on Main Street in conjunction with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. YIRA asks youth to exam local assets, characteristics, people, resources and history to tackle the challenges of today with creative solutions and chart new directions for their future.

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About 10 percent of 12-year-olds say they have tried alcohol, but by age 15, that number jumps to 50 percent. Additionally, by the time they are seniors, almost 70 percent of high school students will have tried alcohol, half will have taken an illegal drug, and more than 20 percent will have used a prescription drug for a nonmedical purpose. The sooner you talk to your children about alcohol and other drugs, the greater chance you have of influencing their decisions about drinking and substance use. Read more here…

12 year olds that say they've tried alcohol

15 year olds that say they've tried alcohol

18 year olds that say they've tried alcohol

18 year olds that say they've taken illegal drugs

18 year olds that say they've used a prescription drug for a nonmedical purpose

Only 1 in 10 teens and tweens who died from a drug overdose had a history of treatment for a substance use problem, and only 1 in 7 had ever experienced a prior nonfatal overdose. Adolescents who fatally overdose do not necessarily show the warning signs generally expected beforehand, such as problems with alcohol or other drugs or prior substance use treatment.