Impact through Community Action


turning down the heat in norwood

In the video “Turning Down the Heat” Alex learned that by turning down the heat on his sauce, he kept it from boiling over. He changed the environment that the sauce was in.

Substance use prevention is similar. The goal is to create an environment for youth that keeps substance use from boiling over into a bigger problem. We can do that by “turning down the heat” on things that put youth at risk for using harmful substances, like alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs. Use the links below to learn more about what puts youth at risk for using substances, and what protects them.


What prevents youth substance use from boiling into a bigger problem?


What contributes to youth substance use boiling into a bigger problem?

What are the risks associated with youth use of harmful substances?