“What can parents do? Educate yourself, know what paraphernalia to look for and know the signs of possible use, including physical changes such as bloodshot eyes, and personality changes such as a disinterest in usual activities, hanging out with a new crowd, and isolation. Talk about avoiding drug use in a judgment-free way, stressing that you care and are concerned about high-potency products. Remind your teens that although it may seem like everyone is using marijuana, only 10.5% of 12–17-year-olds used marijuana in 2021. Have a plan if your teen finds themselves in risky situations so you are the one they call if they’re in trouble.”
Read the entire article by Crissy Groenewegen here.