For Parents

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What is EVALI?

EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury) is an inflammatory response in the lungs triggered by inhaled substances.

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Vaping

Vaping Marijuana: What You Should Know

Vaping marijuana is common among youth. According to the Monitoring the Future 2019 Survey: 1 in 4 – of 12th graders; 1 in 5 – of 10th graders; and 1 in 10 – of 8th graders vape cannabis.

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Cannabis

Let's Be Blunt Campaign 

Teens who don't use marijuana are more likely to graduate from high school. Marijuana affects the developing brain

Start the conversation.

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Cannabis

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

For some, drug use begins as a means of coping with anxiety, anger, depression, or boredom. But, in fact, being high can be a way of simply avoiding the problems and challenges of growing up

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What Parents Need to Know on Social Media

 Social media is impacting our youth more than ever. MYDAC
compiled the following information.

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Trends

5 Concerning Youth Trends 

Being a parent of a teen isn’t easy, and likewise, neither is being a teen. Teens today face a number of concerning challenges that have significant implications for their health. Here's what parents should know about them.

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Cannabis

Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t

CBD has been recently covered in the media, and you may have even seen it as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular?

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Drugs

Talking to Your Child About Drugs

When kids don't feel comfortable talking to parents, they'll seek answers elsewhere, even if their sources are unreliable. And kids who aren't properly informed are at greater risk of engaging in unsafe behaviors and experimenting with drugs.

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Science

Brain Development, Teen Behavior and Preventing Drug Use

There’s a reason that teenagers act the way they do. Understanding the brain science behind teenage behavior can help parents better prepare their kids to avoid drugs and alcohol.

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Canabis

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

A few years ago, the National Academy of Medicine convened a panel of sixteen leading medical experts to analyze the scientific literature on cannabis.

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Cannabis

Monitoring the Future Survey 2019
— Vaping —

Monitoring the Future is an annual that measures how teens report their drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes in 12th graders nationwide; 8th and 10th graders were added to the survey in 1991

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Alcohol

Kids and Alcohol

Although experimentation with alcohol can be common among kids, it's not safe or legal. So it's important to start discussing alcohol use and abuse with your kids at an early age and keep talking about it as they grow up.