Talking to a teen about marijuana is not always easy. But it’s one of the most important conversations you can have with your children.
There is no safe level of substance use for teens, and that includes marijuana. Call the team at Rosecrance to access prevention, education, and intervention services or to schedule an evaluation for your teen.
Talking to your teen about substance use, early and often, normalizes the discussion. It helps to back up your conversations with facts and statistics about marijuana use in teens.
- 45% of U.S. high school seniors have tried marijuana.
- Only 27% of high school seniors viewed regular marijuana use as harmful in 2017, a 58% increase over 20 years.
- More 12-24 years olds are hospitalized for marijuana use than for any other illicit drug, with symptoms including panic attacks and hallucinations.
- 10% of marijuana users will develop a marijuana use disorder, and the risk for teens is 4-7 times higher than the risk for adults.
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At the end of this article is a downloadable resource for parents that can help keep teens on a healthy path when it comes to marijuana. You can also check out our upcoming event, Marijuana: A Community Conversation, to learn more facts.