Trigger Warning: this post contains descriptions of self-harm and sexual assault.
This series was submitted by a local high school student.
Based On A True Story
Brooke had just broken up with her first boyfriend. She was 16 and he was 18. Her boyfriend, Cole, had been struggling with drugs for years. He had lied to her about his sobriety throughout their relationship. Cole had been suicidal in...
There is a strong connection between alcohol and sexual assault, for both teens and adults. Alcohol is the drug most used to facilitate sexual assault, and it’s used in half of all sexual assaults. Additionally, alcohol inhibits a teen’s ability to:
- Think clearly
- Set limits and make good choices
- Think about long-term consequences and control impulses
- Determine when a situation is...
The BRITE program does not promote any unlawful use of drugs or alcohol.