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Chemical Awareness Program Coordinator
Helena School District

Chemical Dependency Awareness Program Coordinator
Helena School District

Drug-Free Schools Coordinator
Helena School District


Helena Public School District 1

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Judy Griffith, the chemical ...

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Judy Griffith, the chemical awareness program coordinator for the Helena School District, in Montana couldn't agree more.

"The use of alcohol is a monumental problem," she said, noting that alcohol causes more problems for young people and adults than all other forms of drug abuse combined.
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"There's a great reluctance to face this because, as a culture, we have such ambivalent feelings about alcohol," Griffith added.
But vandalism is minor in comparison to the increased risk of violence, suicide, rape and fatal traffic accidents that have been linked to teenagers' use of alcohol and other drugs in Montana. Many of those tragedies come on the heels of binge drinking.
"Five in two hours, that's nothing, they laugh at five," Griffith said.
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"The three most dangerous words a parent can say are 'not my kid,' " Griffith said.


Alcoholics Anonymous Reviews

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Judy Griffith, chemical awareness program coordinator for Helena high schools, said she has been fascinated with brain development for a long time and doesn't ever get tired of talking about it.

"The notion that (brain development) all happens before the teenage years is wrong," she said.
Griffith recently spoke to a brain surgeon who told her binge drinking (more than four drinks for a female and five for a male) is brain injury.
"You might as well smack your head with a brick," she said.


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According to Judy Griffith, the Helena School District's chemical dependency awareness program coordinator, children who use alcohol and drugs before age 15 are far more likely to develop an addiction than those who wait till after they're 19 or 20.

Children's brains are still rapidly developing, Griffith continued, and even a one-time exposure could change brain chemistry, making a child more vulnerable to addiction later in life.
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Kevin finally bottomed out after a long binge that left him seriously sick.He told his mother he needed help and called the treatment center himself.When he left, Maggie decided it was time to take stock herself.


Opinions - Independent Record

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Judy Griffith

Drug-Free Schools Coordinator
Helena School District #1
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Alcoholics Anonymous Reviews: November 2007

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Judy Griffith, chemical awareness program coordinator for Helena high schools, said she has been fascinated with brain development for a long time and doesn't ever get tired of talking about it.

"The notion that (brain development) all happens before the teenage years is wrong," she said.
Griffith recently spoke to a brain surgeon who told her binge drinking (more than four drinks for a female and five for a male) is brain injury.
"You might as well smack your head with a brick," she said.

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