When you were a teenager your parents didn’t have to know about marijuana. But when you’re raising a teenager here in the U.S. today, it’s critical.
Kids who are not regularly monitored by their parents are four times more likely to use drugs.
Your kids are growing up in a different generation and culture. Maybe you think it’s hard or not even necessary to talk to them about marijuana. But of all the influences in your child’s life, your words and actions matter most!
Now, you can protect your kids from the risks of marijuana by setting a clear “no-drugs” rule and paying close attention to their behavior: (1) Know where your teen is, who she/he is with, and what they are doing. (2) Check up on them to make sure they are where they say they are. (3) Get involved in their school activities. (4) Stay informed about your teen’s progress in school, employment and other activities. Today, being a parent of a teenager isn’t easy. But as a parent, your role in protecting your children from marijuana is crucial.
CTCADA offers both adolescent intervention and treatment programs. Education, individual counseling, family therapy, group counseling and referral to other resources are all part of a comprehensive effort to prevent or intervene in youth alcohol and drug abuse. Call us at 254-690-4455!