GOOD to KNOW Colorado
How to Talk to Youth About Marijuana. Be safe. Be educated. Be Responsible.
Talking with youth about marijuana can be difficult, but it’s the best way to help them make good decisions. The more informed you are, the more helpful you can be to the youth in your life.
Truth On Pot
TruthOnPot.com is a website dedicated to bringing you the most recent and up-to-date information on cannabis. We search media outlets and scientific databases from across the globe in order to provide the most accurate articles about marijuana to our readers.
Videos To Help Teens
Youtube Messages for Teens from Susie Vanderlip: “I Matter” Messages
- When you feel like you don’t matter – “The 3 C’s”
- “Just because they say it, doesn’t make it so.”
- “Don’t go to the hardware store for bread”
- “Don’t give bad feelings free rent in your head.”
- Do’s and Don’ts. “Better to be happy and safe than to be right”
- “We’re no longer a victim when we have choices”
- “I commit to Feel and Deal” – Coping with an Alcoholic/Addicted Parent
- Suicide – a cry from deep within “to matter!”
- You don’t cause someone to hit you – No matter what they say…
- Cutting – a tough topic, but YOU MATTER, so let’s talk about it.
- Grief- A whole lot of feelings for a whole long time. You’re not bad or wrong to grieve
- Slogan to get through tough times: “One Day at a Time”
Legacy of Hope® is a one-woman theatrical awareness program presented as a school assembly, parent education or conference keynote. The program is rooted in current research using the dance and dramatic arts. Legacy of Hope® breaks through denial to reach teens at their deepest level of mental and emotional need. Startlingly sincere, honest and trust-building, this middle and high school assembly creates an opportunity most teens never get but many desperately need to identify and reach out for help.
Speak Now Colorado
One of the best ways to help kids avoid issues with alcohol and drugs is to talk with them. While it’s never too early to start talking with kids about this topic, the types of conversations you’re having will change as your child grows. Get some helpful information on starting and continuing these important conversations with your kid.
Addiction Information and Treatment Center Reviews
Teen substance abuse or addiction is the origin of the largest preventable and most costly public health problem in the United States today. While the percentage of teenage drug abuse has declined since 2002, half of all new drug users are still under the age of 18. According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2010, about 21% of teens have used some form of illegal drug by 8th grade. That number increases to almost 50% by the 12th grade. Our goal is to connect those with addictions to the help they need to put their lives back together.
Talking to Kids: Drug and Alcohol Help Resources
Most kids end up trying drugs or alcohol at least once or more during their teenage years. Studies have shown that around eighty percent of kids have already tried alcohol while in high school. The dangers of children experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol are unsafe and illegal. Despite this fact, kids often easily give into peer pressure. A good way for parents and other trusted adults to help keep this problem at bay is to discuss drug and alcohol use and abuse with their children and students early, and to continue talking with them as they get older and enter their teenage years. Click the link above to learn more.
Myths Debunked: Underage Drinking of Alcohol at Home Leads to Real Consequences for Both Parents and Teens
A lot of adults think it’s better to introduce teens to alcohol at home rather than have them experiment on their own. Many adults also think teenage drinking is just a rite of passage. Well, both notions have been statistically proven to be false, according to information released by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and The Treatment Research Institute. The reality is, when parents supply alcohol to minors, it actually increases, rather than decreases, the risk for continued drinking in the teenaged years and leads to subsequent problem drinking later in life. In addition, the majority of states have civil and/or criminal penalties for adults who serve alcohol to underage kids at home.
The Strengthening Families Program For Parents and Youth 10-14
The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed by Iowa State University to:
- prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems,
- strengthen parenting skills
- build family strengths
The program is delivered with seven sessions for parents, youth, and families using realistic videos, role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects.
This program is being offered in Weld County through WCPP. Contact us for more information.
A Family Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention
UnderageDrinking.SAMHSA.gov is a public education website developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in support of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to communicate to parents about how they can help reduce their child’s risk of becoming involved with alcohol.
The site’s main focus is to provide parents with information and tools to help them have open and ongoing conversations with their preteen and teen children about the dangers of underage alcohol use. The site also includes information about “risk factors” that increase children’s risk of using alcohol.
The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
Millions of people worldwide do it. Many say “What’s the harm, I got home safely and no one was hurt?” Just because you made it home safely to your bed does not mean that you’re making a right decision. When putting those keys in the ignition and driving away after drinking you are not only putting your life at risk but you are risking the lives of all those you come across while driving.