- Talk to your child about marijuana; make sure they know how you feel about it. Set a clear “no-use” rule.
- Make sure your child knows your family’s rules and what will happen if they use marijuana, alcohol, or other drugs.
- Ask them how they feel, and who they would go to if they felt overwhelmed by the pressure of going back to school.
- Reward good grades and good behavior so that your kids will keep up the good work!
For resources for parents on how to keep youth safer from drugs and alcohol, visit DPH’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Service’s website. To learn about activities for youth in your area visit www.mass211help.org or call 2-1-1 (TTY: 508-370-4890).
If you have concerns about loved ones’ drug or alcohol use, visit www.helpline-online.com or call 1-800-327-5050 (TTY: 1-888-448-8321) 7 days a week. You can ask questions in confidence, or get information on prevention or counseling programs.
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