“I did then what I knew how to do then. Now that I know better, I do better.” -Maya Angelou
Marijuana is the “safest” substance to use, right? Many Clinton teens would say so. The perception of harm of use of marijuana is very low right now, as our neighboring states legalize its use. Read for more facts about marijuana as well as data about Clinton youth’s use.
Clinton Town Council Adopts Marijuana Prohibition Ordinances
On October 20, 2021, the Clinton Town Council unanimously voted to prohibit all cannabis business in town, as well as use of
Female Senior’s Perspective on Marijuana
From Senior, Female: Marijuana is arguably one of the most prevalent substances used at Morgan and within our Clinton community. Although
Underage drinking continues to be an issue in our state and in Clinton. The numbers of students reporting use is increasing, unfortunately. Learn more here.
Senior Male’s Perspective on Drinking
Male, Senior: As someone who does not embark in underage drinking, it is extremely uncomforting to consistently hear stories about teenagers
Alcohol and Athletes
Alcohol use has particularly negative consequences on teenagers. The teen brain is not fully formed yet; complete brain maturation is not achieved
In “normal” times, mental health is a concern, especially for teenagers. In the pandemic the concern has grown tremendously. Read here for Clinton’s response and for ideas to help teens.
Male Senior’s Perspective on Pain Med. Misuse
From Senior, Male: I do know kids who use over the counter meds to get high. It is easy to buy
Female Senior’s Perspective on Over the Counter Meds
From Senior, Female: I do not think I know of anybody who has misused over the counter medicine, which is a
Free Narcan Training Planned
If you are concerned about a loved one struggling with opioid use, please come out and learn how to administer life-saving Narcan.
Student Survey Results Discussed in Parent Forum
On December 4, 2017 Clinton Public Schools, the Clinton Police Department, and Partners in Community presented on Substance Use Trends and Prevention
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Youth today face decisions about drinking, smoking, drug use, edibles, oils, medications, driving under the influence, sending photos to friends online, even just expressing themselves online! If you or a friend is unsure of something, as your questions here!