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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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Mercer Island High School club shows it's fun to be drug-free

safe club membersBy Brian Dirks

A new club at Mercer Island High School is offering a safe haven for students who want to steer clear of        marijuana, alcohol and other substances, and is in turn inspiring others to make that...

Practice talking to your kids with new mobile app

Prepare for one of the most important conversations you may ever have with your kids about underage drinking (or other drug use). SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” app is available on desktop computers and on the go from the ...

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

Bond

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.

Monitor

Ask who, what, when and where.