Teen Talk Video Risks of Drug Abuse

Teen Talk Video- The Risks of Drug Abuse


  1. What risks do teens face when they decide to use drugs?


  1. List some drugs that people sometimes dismiss as not being that dangerous
  1. What factors may lead to the misconception that certain drugs are not that dangerous?
  1. Using Meghan’s and Ingrid’s experiences as examples, explain why marijuana is considered a “gateway drug.”
  1. Do you think that Andrew got off easy with drug court instead of a prison sentence? Explain.
  1. For which types of drug abusers do you think drug court is most effective? Explain.


  1. What would you do to help a friend stop using drugs?

 Connect to Your Life

  1. List three things you learned from the video about the risk of drug abuse?