Protective & Risk Factors
Substance abuse or misuse can derail a young person’s life just as they’re getting started. Healthy environments that offer strong protective factors, such as reliable support from parents or guardians, positive relationships with peers, and financial stability can greatly decrease the likelihood of substance misuse among youth. Monadnock Rising is working to increase these protective factors throughout our region and minimize the risk of area youth using or abusing substances.
Increase regional youth access to protective factors
Decrease regional youth exposure to risk factors
Continue to shift cultural norms around substance use in the region through education, awareness, environmental changes, and policy