Hi, my name is Lenette Doskoch and I have generalized anxiety disorder. I don’t know exactly what to write. Remembering what happened to me and sharing it with you is very painful.
In September 2007, the BC government took an important step in reducing youth smoking rates by banning the use of tobacco on school grounds. Previous tobacco control legislation had only banned tobacco use inside the schools. The smoking ban on its own, however, may serve only as an annoyance that forces students (and staff) who smoke to go off school grounds to light up.
Alcohol and other drug use by young people is a frequent concern among adults. Most people know someone who has suffered problems from misuse of alcohol or other drugs. They worry that any use during the teen years will lead to addiction.
Mental health problems among elementary and high school students are much more common than many British Columbians believe, and use of alcohol and other drugs by teenagers has its own misconceptions. No classroom is immune to these issues or their interweaving; at any given time, at least a handful of students in each classroom in this province are going to struggle with them.