Unfaded is about making moves in life. We lead the way forward, aren’t afraid to stand out, and always have a plan to reach our goals. We stay substance-free, because drugs, alcohol, and weed are all just setbacks to our success.
We all have different goals, but a national study shows that if you frequently use drugs, alcohol, or weed when you’re a teen you’ll likely make less money when you grow up, compared to those who didn’t use.
You gotta plan out every detail to be successful, but it’s harder to find your focus if you’re smoking weed or drinking frequently. Using substances as a teen may permanently harm your memory and attention.
You need to hustle to make your dreams a reality, but regular substance use can get in the way. Using damages your body, your brain, and your athletic skills. Even using a few times can add up to slowly take you down.
You want to stay on top of your game, but substances can take you in a whole different direction. That’s why facts show that 9 out of 10 people who have an alcohol or drug use disorder started when they were teens.
Weed and alcohol may not immediately throw you off track, but every time you use substances, you’re setting yourself back and hitting pause on your future.
Funded in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery