Above The Influence

Above The Influence was created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This campaign is inspired by what teens have told us about their lives, and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.

Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early 20’s!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact. Another fact to consider: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction during these years. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem starting smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.


We live Above the Influence. How about you?