WE ARE A NETWORK FOR YOUTH WHO ARE ACTIVE IN MAKING POSITIVE LIFE DECISIONS.

Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network (OYLPN) is a joint-venture between Drug Free Action Alliance (DFAA) and The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS). Together, we build & expand partnerships between youth-led substance abuse prevention programs which develop and strengthen abuse prevention efforts at the state and local levels.

Mental Health Awareness PSA

DID YOU KNOW:

The majority of youth in Ohio, aged 12-17, are NOT participating in substance use, physical violence, and ARE leading the way in promoting mental health wellness!

58% never smoked marijuana.
90.5% never did inhalants.
90.7% never did tranquilizers.
91.8% never did barbiturates.
93.5% never did ecstasy.
94% never did cocaine.
96.1% never did LSD.
97.6% never did methamphetamine.
98.8% never did heroin.

MAKE YOUR OWN CHOICES:

Given the above statistics, if you are hanging out with a group in which the majority of young people are using drugs to get high, you may want to think about making some new friends.  You may be headed toward an alcohol and drug problem if you continue to hang around other who routinely drink alcohol, smoke marijuana, abuse prescription drugs or use illegal drugs.

You don't have to go along to get along!

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