American Academy of Pediatrics: Substance Abuse resources for Parents
"Policy Statement - Children, Adolescents, Substance Abuse and the Media" from:
Talking to your Middle School Aged Children:
Drug Guide for Parents from:
Your influence matters: Ashland High School students whose parents disapprove of substance use report less use of substances!
(Data from Ashland Adolescent Health Survey, 2012)
Drugs, Brains and Behavior:
The Science of Addiction
Preventing Drug Use among
Children and Adolescents:
Marijuana: Facts Parents
Need to Know:
Parent discussion on drug abuse and addiction with Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
Parent Power: You are the strongest influence in your child's life. As a parent, you have the power to help put your child on a healthy, drug-free path for life. The rules you create can help to protect your child against alcohol and other drugs.
Monitoring the Future:
Every year, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and related attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.
Evidence from 2012 (at right) clearly indicates the prevalence of marijuana use amongst teens.
Click the graph to the right for more statistics collected in the 2012 National Survey.
See the links below to learn more about Marijuana Facts for Parents, Preventing Drug Use, and the Science of Addiction.
Information for Parents
EXAMPLE: 13.1% of youth who perceived parent disapproval as "wrong" or "very wrong" used marijuana in the past 30 days, compared with 65% of youth who perceived parent disapproval as "not at all" or "a little" wrong.
EXAMPLE: 3.6 % of youth who perceived risk of harm as "moderate" or "great" smoked marijuana in the past 30 days, compared with 42.6% of youth who perceived risk of harm as "no risk" or "slight risk".
Your influence matters: Ashland High School students who perceive moderate or great risk from substance use report less use of substances!
Talking to your Grade School Aged Children:
Having a conversation about underage drinking: