Life RU Ready? Sweetwater County
Sweetwater County Event Complex
October 21-23rd 2019
Come listen to motivational Speakers who have experienced consequences from their involvement with drugs and alcohol.
One of our featured speakers is Hayley Castillo. Hayley brings an emotional/inspirational story of how her life has changed forever. Please Join us during our even to hear her amazing story.
Unhealthy Wellness Behaviors
What are trustworthy sources of health and wellness information that you can rely on? What are not trustworthy sources of information and how can you tell the difference. Are there changes you need to make to your diet to prevent diabetes, cancer and heart disease? How much sleep do teens need? What are the long term effects of physical inactivity?
Sexting - a Behavior that Leads to Unintentional Injuries
Juvenile sexting is increasing in frequency. Who will see your text? 17 % of sexters share the messages they received with others and 55% share them with more than one person. Eight States have enacted bills to protect minors from sexting - Wyoming punishes teen sexting under its law against child pornography. Wyoming law makes no distinction between juveniles -people under the age of 18 and adults who make, receive or possess such images. Before hitting send - remember you do not know where this image may travel.
Sexual Behaviors: HIV, STD, and Teen Pregnancy
There are risk factors that contribute to unintentional pregnancies and diseases such as having intercourse with multiple partners, not using protection during intercourse, and not being tested for HIV, drinking alcohol, or using drugs during or before intercourse.
Aaron is another featured speaker this year. Aaron is a man in long term recover. For his that means that he has not used drugs or alcohol for 4 years and 4 months. He is a certified recovery coach, and the founder of Motivation Don't Die, a recovery advocate group which was started in Rock Springs as a support group that motivates people to seek the help they need for recovery. He is a volunteer with Life R U Ready and will be speaking at the events to tell his story and educate youth about consequenses of risky behavior and where to go for help.
Teen Motor Vehicle Accidents
Teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable and are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Six teens ages 16 to 19 die every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. Learn how you can help to prevent car crash and injuries.(Source - CDC)
Teen Tobacco Use
According to the CDC, teen use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe, irrespective of whether it is smoked, smokeless, or electronic. If cigarette smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today's Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness. That's about 1 of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger alive today. Learn how to not become a victim of the cancer and heart disease. Say no to cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Alcohol and other drug use
Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among youth in the US. Excess drinking is responsible for 4300 deaths each year among underage age youth. People who drink at a young age are 4 times more likely to develop problems of alcohol use and dependence than those who begin drinking at 21 or older. Youth who drink alcohol are more likely to experiment with other drugs. (Source - CDC)