This requires more than “just say no.” It requires lots of skills, information, and a safe space to ask questions and share stories, thoughts and feelings. The Rise Above Colorado Teen Action Council seized the opportunity of creating a website with interactive features to support teens’ wellness and potential. So, welcome and please engage with us by posting your comments, questions and stories!
Despite legalization, high schoolers' marijuana use has remained stable at 38% reporting ever using.
14% of high schoolers report having ever used a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription.
Though declining, alcohol continues to be the most commonly used substance among high schoolers with 59% reporting ever using.
#IRiseAbove is a campaign that celebrates the healthy choices Colorado teens make every day. Since launching in 2014, over 1,000 teens helped create the largest piece of public art made exclusively by youth in the state’s history and thousands more posted photos to social media showing how they rise above. The campaign continues to grow with teens using the hashtag when celebrating their lives and with the creation of new #IRiseAbove murals in communities all across state.
Join the movement by using the #IRiseAbove tag when you post photos to Instagram- we want to see how YOU rise above!