Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Start Talking: Tips for talking to your teen about marijuana, alcohol, and other drugs

Marijuana Talk Kit

Marijuana use is a significant issue for today’s youth. In 2013, 42.1% of youth reported to using marijuana at least once in their life and 26% of youth reported to using in the last 30 days. Many states, including Connecticut, have considered legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults. Connecticut has already legalized medical marijuana and decriminalized marijuana, which contributes to the normalization of marijuana use by youth. As the perception of harm decreases and the number of youth using marijuana increases, it becomes important to start talking about the risks and realities of marijuana and other drugs.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides all you need to know about how to talk to your teen about marijuana in a prepackaged toolkit. This downloadable resource provides a step by step guide from how to start the conversation to advice on what to say. Click here to download.

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