Don't do ANYTHING that makes you feel uncomfortable. People won't look down on you for saying "no," and if they do, they're not worth your time.
Don't accept any food or drinks from someone you don't completely trust.
Never leave your drink unattended.
Don't get into a car with a driver who has been drinking or doing drugs. See if you can stop that person from driving home and then make sure you have a safe way to get home.
Make sure your parents know where you are.
Beware of drugs like "the date rape drug." Some drugs can be hard to detect, and have very serious affects.
Try to keep parties under control. Consider calling the police if they ever get out of control.
Act responsibly. If you get caught doing something illegal (or you are with someone who is doing something illegal), not only will you have to face the consequences, if you're underage, your parents or guardians can also be held responsible.
When you go out with a friend, keep an eye out for each other while you are out and make sure you go home together.
Don't hesitate to call 911 if there is a medical emergency.
In 2019, a reported 36.8% of high schoolers used marijuana at least once. 6
33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse. 18
Nearly two in five 12th graders report using some kind of vaping device in the past year. 7
1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year. 11
In the next 24 hours, 12 young people between the ages of 15-24 will die by suicide. 9
In the next 24 hours, 1,439 teens will attempt suicide. 14
In the next 24 hours, 2,795 teenage girls will become pregnant 12
In 2020, a reported 4.13% of youth in the United States reported having a substance use disorder. 8