What the United Way can do to help reduce youth substance abuse

Oct 27,1999. updated 01/19/00

Much of the problems I see within the county and that cause substance abuse are external related. There's not much we can do about divorce, schools, aggressive marketing and advertizing of alcohol and tobacco companies, NAFTA and the huge resultant increase in drug availability, the effects of the media and various other influences. So our hands are really tied behind our backs. There's a couple of things though that we can do that will help minimize the problem.