Substance Abuse

Real stories and facts related to drinking and drug prevention.

After Shelby Allen drank too much vodka, her friends went to bed thinking she would "sleep it off." Here's why Shelby never woke up—and how her friends could have saved her life. 

What’s it like living in the middle of a drug epidemic? These teens wish they didn’t know, but they do.

You’ve seen your parents go here to grab bottles to treat every little symptom, from nagging headaches to crazy colds. But what you don’t know about these drugs could hurt you.

Why new laws legalizing marijuana may be extra dangerous for your generation— and how you can protect yourself.

In our caffeine-crazed culture, you’re being targeted with a bizarre array of products that promise you a superhuman jolt. But could this powerful stimulant actually wreak havoc on your health?

Meet five teens battling one of the most brutal and enduring diseases there is: addiction.

The surprising science behind why so many teens are ending up drunk, confused, embarrassed, in danger... or much worse.


The ugly side of prescription pain killers – and how you could get hooked.

Is that “legal high” really safe? We went inside the shadowy world of synthetic marijuana, where criminals are spraying toxic chemicals on dried plants—and tricking you into buying it. You won’t believe what could happen next. 

Drunk driving might get all the attention, but when it comes to teens and drinking, this problem is just as life-threatening.