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Soft Signs of Substance Use

Soft Signs of Substance Use

Tips for parents - Spot the Soft Signs of Substance Use Parents, caregivers and adults play an important role in preventing substance use among youth. However, it can be difficult to identify a young person that is using because some signs of substance use – extreme moods, irritability and drowsiness – are often present among youth […]

Effects of Marijuana on Brain, Body and Behavior

Effects of Marijuana on Brain, Body and Behavior

Effects of Marijuana On Brain, Body, and Behavior Courtesy of CADCA. A NIDA presentation by Nora D. Volkow, M.D. Read-only pdf; Password is: nlf2014  

READY Coalition Town Hall

READY Coalition Town Hall

Arlington’s READY Coalition Presents: Courageous Conversations A Town Hall event to address the dangers and misconceptions of underage drinking and drug use among Arlington Teens during important transition times. Did you know the percentage of Arlington students who report that they have ever drank alcohol more than doubles from 8th grade to 10th grade? Unfortunately […]

Project Sticker Shock

Project Sticker Shock

On October 19, teams of youth and adults from the City of Alexandria and Arlington County will “shock” purchasers of alcohol by placing bright red warning stickers on multi-packs of beer, wine coolers and other alcohol products in Alexandria and Arlington stores. Sticker Shock is a youth-led initiative designed to educate adults who might be […]

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

5 things to do: Have clear expectations with your teens about drug and alcohol use. Make sure they know you want them to choose not to drink or get high. Share with your teen the rules about underage drinking at home, at school and in our community. Be aware of factors that may increase their […]

ABOVE THE INFLUENCE

ABOVE THE INFLUENCE

Take the pledge now. Download Are You Above the Influence – Pledge form as a pdf Visit ATI on YouTube | Facebook | Online… The site, the Above the Influence commercials, and all other Above the Influence ads that you see are created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This campaign is inspired by what teens […]

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7 Tips for Talking to Teens

7 Tips for Talking to Teens

In February 2012 Sonia Quiñónez from SCAN of Northern Virginia interviewed READY Project Coordinator, Kate McCauley, for SCAN’s Clear Channel Parenting Today radio show. Parenting Today radio program February 2012 Talking to teens sometimes feels as if you need a special language, or a special touch. Here are some tips that might help conversations go […]