Prevention Starts With You
Marijuana can be a difficult topic to navigate with your kids, but being an involved parent goes a long way.
you are their best defense
Teens are less likely to drink when their parents are involved in their lives. It may not always seem like it, but your child is paying attention.
» be informed and know the risks
Learn what marijuana is, how it’s used, and why it’s especially dangerous for the developing brain.
» Talk about marijuana
Talking about marijuana early and often is important. Visit this page for tips on how to begin – and continue – the conversation.
» Maintain strong family bonds
Staying involved in your child’s life helps keep them safe. Find ways to strengthen this important bond.
» be a role model
Your child is paying attention. Be mindful of your own behavior and model healthy coping skills.
» keep your child engaged
Focused kids are less likely to drink or use marijuana. Explore the many benefits of hobbies and supervised out-of-school activities.