Keeping our Teens Drug and Alcohol Free

Health Tips for Teens by Teens

You value your health. You are drug-free. You got this! Community – The Anti-Drug (CTAD) awareness campaign at Deerfield and Highland Park High SchoolsDeerfield & Highland Park High School students show strength and resiliency during challenging times. To stay fit, they get outside, exercise, eat right and get sleep. They avoid alcohol, marijuana and vapes to keep their immune system strong. Below are more health tips from DHS and HPHS students. They value their health. They are drug-free. They got this.

Tips to stay healthy

Suggested by DHS & HPHS students Olivia Alvarez, Yaneli Betancourt, Leonor Carillo, Jessica Lew, Angie Lofland and Vicky Sobot

Physical Activity

  • Get outside
  • Go for a morning jog
  • When you notice you’re sitting for too long, stand up and walk around for a few minutes
  • Stay active by playing a sport you like or try a new one – you never know if you’ll like it!
  • Go for an afternoon walk
  • Workout with a friend
  • Walk around the block once every day
  • Walk your dog whenever you can to help your dog and you


  • Try to have a nightly routine which can help you sleep better
  • Read a book before bed
  • Listen to music or a podcast before bed
  • Turn off every electronic an hour before bed
  • Make a schedule to ensure you get the right amount of sleep
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and other chemicals that interfere with sleep


  • Have three meals a day
  • Pre-plan healthy meals with a variety of foods
  • Eat balanced meals and healthy snacks
  • Stay hydrated
  • Have a water bottle that you like with you all day to help you drink more
  • Take a break in between electronics
  • Limit screen time

Overall Health

  • Have a routine for when you eat, stay active and sleep
  • Brush your teeth every morning and night
  • Don’t procrastinate homework
  • Practice self-care