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As football fans and Swifties across the country are preparing for this year's super bowl, it's important to remember that some people may choose to cheer their team to victory without consuming alcohol or using cannabis. Regardless of why someone chooses to pass, their decision should be honored and respected. 

Here are some tips to ensure the gatherings you're attending or hosting are inclusive of all guests and prioritize their safety:

  1. Provide alcohol-free options: Stock up on water, juices, and sparkling sodas to offer your guests a variety of refreshing choices.
  2. Focus on food: Put an emphasis on delicious snacks and meals to complement the social atmosphere, shifting the attention away from alcoholic beverages.
  3. Clearly label food and... read more

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) launched a new website, Facts About Teen Drinking. This resource was designed for teens and provides information about health impacts associated with alcohol, how to identify signs of an alcohol-related problem, and where to get help. 

Visit the website to learn more and consider sharing it with the teens in your life! 

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From pop culture and news headlines to local shops and the internet, “marijuana” and “cannabis” are often used interchangeably—but these terms technically refer to different things. Start Talking Now can help you understand the difference and be a reliable source to guide discussions with your teen about the risks of using these substances.

What’s the difference?

Cannabis refers to all products derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, including those that mainly produce cannabidiol (... read more