Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. --Fyodor Dostoevsky
Underage drinking, smoking and other drug use are important concerns for both the individual and for society as a whole. They can harm the mind and body of a growing teen in ways many people don't realize. And the problem is pervasive: On an average day, nearly 8,000 teens drink alcohol for the first time--a much higher number than teens who begin smoking or trying illegal drugs. In addition, approximately 4,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 years start smoking cigarettes.
CHC is dedicated to teaching children and youth the life skills they need to avoid alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and to reject their many sources. We base our many programs on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and factual information supported by the latest research.