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Weigh the Possible Consequences Before Using Drugs, Alcohol, & Tobacco!

Weighing scales

Is it worth your college education?

Reasons to use

.List YOUR reasons to use
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco:

Reasons NOT to use

  • Alters the mind which affects your choices
  • Leads to poor mental health, such as depression, anxiety, and suicide
  • Can lead to legal issues
  • Attorney Fees and court expenses
  • Negative affects on your body & brain
  • Can lead to poor grades, poor concentration & drop out
  • At risk for HIV/AIDS & other STDs
  • At risk for unwanted pregnancy
  • At risk for DATE RAPE & violence
  • Can lead to suspension or termination from college
  • Jeopardize college graduation, career and future opportunities
  • Can lead to lower standard of living, low wages, and job loss
  • At risk to possibly loosing Pell Grant
  • If convicted, criminal record which blocks job opportunities
  • DWI (Driving While Impaired) conviction, loss of driver’s license
  • Can lead to DEATH of a friend, Manslaughter by Vehicle Death
  • Auto accidents, increase insurance rates, traffic tickets
  • If under 21, immediate revocation of license, jail, community service, DWI class
  • If over 21, possible revocation of driver’s license, jail, community service, DWI class
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