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Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit

Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit

The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit consists of a video, a discussion guide and a small number of documents, and is available to individuals and organizations at no charge. Program hosts show the short (11-minute) video, which addresses the impact of medicine abuse on real families, to stimulate an informal discussion. The focus of this video is prescription medicine abuse, considered by many to be the biggest substance abuse threat we currently face.

Parents360, Parents: You Matter

Parents360, Parents: You Matter

Parents360 (Parents: You Matter) is a community education program that engages parents through a presentation called Parents: You Matter. The presentation provides parents and other caring adults with valuable insights as to why kids use, how parents can start the dialogue about the dangers of substance abuse with their kids and what steps to take if they suspect or know their child is using.  It underscores the need for parents to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and to be the go-to source when their children have questions.

Parent Talk Kit

Parent Talk Kit

Tips for talking and what to say to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids / Medicine Abuse Project.

How To Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana

How To Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, this guide teaches parents how to talk with thier teens about marijuana. Marijuana is a hot topic, so it is more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often.

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know

Provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this booklet helps parents talk to their kids about marijuana.
The Parent Toolkit

The Parent Toolkit

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, this comprehensive toolkit gives advice by age—from preschool to college age kids—to help parents connect, protect, or take action if teens are using drugs or drinking.

Medicine Abuse Project

Medicine Abuse Project

Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds. Learn how to protect your kids. Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

I THINK my teen is using drugs.

The Parent Toolkit

The Parent Toolkit

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, this comprehensive toolkit gives advice by age—from preschool to college age kids—to help parents connect, protect, or take action if teens are using drugs or drinking.

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

Learn the mystery behind the developing teen brain, and what you can do to help your child avoid trouble. Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Medicine Abuse Project

Medicine Abuse Project

Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds. Learn how to protect your kids. Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Cough Medicine Abuse – The Facts

Cough Medicine Abuse – The Facts

Cough medicine abuse is taking extremely large doses of cough medicine to get high. The “high” is caused by taking a large amount of dextromethorphan, which is often abbreviated DXM.

I KNOW my teen is using drugs.

How To Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana

How To Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, this guide teaches parents how to talk with thier teens about marijuana. Marijuana is a hot topic, so it is more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often.

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need To Know

Provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this booklet helps parents talk to their kids about marijuana.
The Parent Toolkit

The Parent Toolkit

Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, this comprehensive toolkit gives advice by age—from preschool to college age kids—to help parents connect, protect, or take action if teens are using drugs or drinking.

Medicine Abuse Project

Medicine Abuse Project

Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds. Learn how to protect your kids. Provided by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

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Legal Marijuana Begins In Washington, D.C. As ‘Green Rush’ Is On

Source: Reuters | Posted on February 26, 2015

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and the Republican-led U.S. Congress over the new standards. The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational… continue reading »

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and the Republican-led U.S. Congress over the new standards. The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational use, reflecting a rapidly shifting legal landscape for the drug. It remains illegal under federal law.

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In-Depth Information On Drugs In Texas

Alcohol

Alcohol

Alcohol kills more teenagers than all other drugs combined, including marijuana, crack, heroin, meth, and ecstasy. (Es: El alcohol)

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Marijuana

Marijuana

Teen marijuana use has clear links to unhealthy and risky behaviors. It can also lead to stunted brain development and a potential IQ loss. (Es: La mariguana)

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Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

1 out of 6 of Texas teens reports having misused or abused a prescription drug in the past year. Four out of 10 found the drugs in their medicine cabinet at home. (Es: los fármacos con receta)

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Synthetic Marijuana (K2 / Spice)

Synthetic Marijuana (K2 / Spice)

“Fake marijuana” products are a blend of plant materials sprayed with man-made chemicals. The ingredients vary wildly, as can the potency. Learn More >>

Methamphetamine (Meth)

Methamphetamine (Meth)

Meth is a highly addictive man-made stimulant. Side effects include brain damage, skin lacerations, rotten teeth, depression, and paranoia. Learn More >>

Bath Salts

Bath Salts

Bath salts are a blend of powdered chemicals sold in packages, intended for getting high. They are very dangerous and should not be confused with household products, like Epsom salt. Learn More >>

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