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Teens say the main reason they don't use alcohol or marijuana is because they do not want to disappoint their parents.

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Back to School Tips for Parents and Caregivers

By Abbie Zulock

Just like adults, students of all ages can experience a range of emotions when the school year begins.  

Going back to school can be a time of excitement as students look forward to being with their friends and all the activities and opportunities that school brings. It can be a time of sadness, knowing that the freedom of summer has come...

New marijuana education campaign asks real-life questions

Parents are the most powerful influence in their child’s life. That’s why a new ad campaign asks parents across Washington State to talk with their kids about the risks of marijuana use. The campaign uses banner ads on websites and Facebook to pose simple, real-life questions and...

How to prevent alcohol and marijuana use in three easy steps:


Children who feel close to their parents are less likely to use alcohol and marijuana.

Set Boundaries

Set clear rules and expectations about no alcohol or marijuana use.


Ask who, what, when and where.