- One in 10 drinkers develops alcoholism or other serious alcohol-related problems at some point in their lives.
- 200,000 people seek help each year for marijuana dependence.
- Many people who are dependent on alcohol or drugs started out drinking or using drugs for fun and relaxation. They believed that getting high for fun would not lead to problems. This belief is common but inaccurate, and encourages more use without a sense of risk.
SIRP provides resources to youth, parents, and the local community. Teens learn specific age-appropriate guidelines to reduce risk for alcohol and drug related problems, they apply what has been learned, obtain support from others, and prepare to follow through with their commitment to make low-risk choices in their daily lives. Submit a referral on-line!