Bulletin Blast – July 2012

Parents and faith communities are powerful when it comes to preventing youth drug use. Talk to teens and give them information. Here is an example: Some drugs produce a flood of dopamine in the brain, which causes the “high” or euphoria that people experience. Continued drug use causes the dopamine system to adapt, eventually becoming less responsive to normal rewards, such as listening to your favorite music or holding hands with a new boyfriend or girlfriend. 1) Learn More: http://www.drugabuse.gov/ScienceofAddiction/
1)National Institute on Drug Abuse (n.d.), National drug IQ challenge. p.4.