Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Teenagers | Megan Hanley | TEDxBarrington High School

Megan Hanley, a high school junior and an alcoholic, describes her RAMP® to addiction which started in 7th grade. Now in recovery, Megan talks about the important role of peer support.
Megan Hanley, a high school junior and an alcoholic, describes her RAMP® to addiction which started in 7th grade. Now in recovery, Megan talks about the important role of peer support.

Megan Hanley, a high school junior, gives a TEDx talk about the influence of alcohol and drugs on teens and shares her own insights and experiences on the matter.

In her talk, Megan describes her RAMP® to addiction starting with alcohol in the 7th grade. In high school, she went to rehab and has learned the importance of peer support from other teens in recovery.  Megan participates in a peer support group after school and mentors other teens with substance use challenges.  Her experience shows why RecoveryBuild APG and other APGs around the country are so necessary to provide the space for kids to learn healthy coping skills so they can achieve their full potential.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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