Resources for Parents

Are you looking to talk with your teen about alcohol, marijuana, vaping, or other drugs? We wanted to provide you with a few really good resources that can help you to get the conversation flowing:

> Talk to your teen about drugs // DrugFree.org

> 5 Tips for talking with your kids // Harvard Health

> How to talk to your teen about drugs // Huffpost

Don’t be afraid of a hard conversation. Your teen might be more receptive than you think. Take the next step. Speak the truth with love. You can do this, parents!

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Have you talked to your teen about drugs?

It can feel uncomfortable to talk with your teenager about tough topics like drug abuse and the effects it has on the adolescent mind and body. But it is of paramount importance that you talk with your teen and keep communication open with them about the harmful effects of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, vaping, and other drugs. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite resources to help get the conversation started:

> The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a great resource page for parents.

> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a great website dedicated to educating and assisting parents.

It’s never too late to have a good conversation with your teen about their health and future. We hope these resources are helpful to you in your attempt to educate yourself and your child.

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Why do teens vape?

Vaping is on the rise among teens and adults, but findings are showing an increasing number of serious lung diseases and deaths associated with vaping. Why do teens engage in behavior that can harm them? This video from the National Institute on Drug Abuse sheds some light on the issue:

Educate yourself

How much do you know about common drugs? Did you know that anyone can become addicted? This week, we have a variety of informative videos to share with you that will help to educate you on the dangers of drug misuse.


Nearly 2 in 5 students in 12th grade said they vaped in the past year, raising concern for health and addiction. Don’t be a statistic. Stay educated on the dangers of vaping! https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CLOq85Abzcw


Just how much do you know about the dangers of drug use? This video shatters myths about drugs commonly used by teenagers. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/YlFDDB061i8


Why are drugs so hard to quit? https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Xbk35VFpUPI


Anyone can become addicted to drugs. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/wCMkW2ji2OE


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