Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse
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Parents, need help having the drug talk? There's an app for that.

Parents- do you need help with keeping up on the latest trends but you don't have a smart phone?  Check out our parent resource page for a list of resources that you might find helpful.  

The ever changing marijuana laws and legalization states have led to several misconceptions and myths as identified by youth.  We recently released a series of posts on the talk sooner app to address these myths.  Please see the attached document for a summary of those app posts.   

Check out this new resource from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Marijuana Talk Kit; What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana.  

Supporting Communities is a joint effort between the following West Michigan counties:

Featured Drug: E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that simulate tobacco smoking. The devices contain a heating element and a liquid solution. When the user sucks on the device, a sensor activates the heating element, which vaporizes the liquid solution and enables the user to inhale it. The liquid solutions come in many different flavors and typically contain nicotine, although there are solutions available that do not contain nicotine.