Teens are wired to seek novel, exciting experiences and take risks. All too often, that leads to experimentation with drugs and alcohol. The teen brain is especially sensitive to the effects of alcohol, increasing the odds that a teen will binge drink or experience blackouts. While adolescents eventually “age out” of these sensitivities, new research shows the effects of binge drinking extend well beyond the teen years, with alterations in the brain and behavior. Donita L. Robinson and Bonnie Nagel discuss the neurobiology of the adolescent brain and the persistent effects of binge drinking.
A recap of our 2019 Summer program. We had a lot of fun and learned new skills. Check the video below!
Our Sisterhood Retreat celebrated young women involved with Street Smart Youth Project. Our young ladies participated in, "Becoming a Responsible Teen" which is an evidenced based curriculum, focusing on empowerment and knowledge specific to HIV, STD, and Substance Abuse prevention. Through open communication, we dispeled myths, talked honestly, and expressed our fears/insecurities and misconceptions about life and health.