Keeping kids safe is what it is all about. This site offers factual, research-based information to help parents and teachers make it less likely that youth will turn to alcohol and other drugs for recreation or solutions to their problems.
The average age a child will first try drugs is 13.
Studies indicate that people who reach 21 without engaging in destructive behaviors are likely to never do so, which is why we passionately educate about current trends, warning signs and the long-term impact of destructive behaviors.
In a recent survey of Kamiah Youth we learned that the average age of onset to first try marijuana was 11 in the 6th graders; just over 12 in the 8th grade; 14 in the 10th grade and just before 15 for the 12th grade.
40 or 80 Oxycontin (powerful pain killer)
Abe $5 worth of drugs
Are you anywhere? Do you smoke weed?
Al Capone Heroin
Amped High on meth
Back to back Using heroin then meth
Bagging Using inhalants
Baker Marijuana smoker
Bart Simpson Heroin
Belushi Cocaine and heroin
Big Harry Heroin
Krunk Both high and drunk
Pharming Gathering, sharing and taking pills
Terms for being under the influence of drugs:
I'm so ripped.
I’m tore up.
Are you poppin?
From the Idaho Statesman
The statistics are startling:
• 15,000 children nationwide try drugs for the first time each day.
• 68 percent of young drug users can get marijuana in a day.
• 19 percent report having tried drugs by the eighth grade.
• 80 percent of high school students and 44 percent of middle-schoolers say they have seen drugs used and sold.
Don't panic. You can do this.
If you suspect or know your child is using drugs or alcohol, it is important to take action right away. You have already taken an important step by visiting this website to learn more. So don't give up.
Drug slang is constantly changing and evolving. Some terms are universal, yet others solely exist among groups of friends. Whether you're a parent, teacher, law enforcement officer, or simplay a concerned friend - it's important to stay up to date on the latest drug related slang terms.
Bainbridge Public Safety Investigative Unit wants parents to be aware of a new danger for your kids. "Skittles" is the nickname for Coricidin when taken as a drug.