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Smart Kids Are More Likely to Experiment with Pot and Alcohol

Smart Kids Are More Likely to Experiment with Pot and Alcohol Teen alcohol and substance use is one of the primary concerns in the prevention field. Adolescent development and growth can be inhibited by substance use until the age of … Continue reading

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Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

Washington Frontiers of Innovation Washington Frontiers of Innovation (WA FOI) is a partnership established in 2011 between The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and Washington State stakeholders.  WA FOI develops, tests, and refines program leveland system and policy level science-based portfolios of activities targeting … Continue reading

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Board of Trustees Meeting this Friday, February 17th

Interested in supporting healthy choices for our youth and creating a community culture that promotes healthy and responsible behaviors for youth and adults? We welcome all stakeholders to the table and aim to collaborate to reach our goals and mission. … Continue reading

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“Dripping” Use of E-Cigarettes continue to Evolve…What’s the Risks?

(CNN) One in four teens who vape say they’ve used e-cigarettes for an alternative technique known as “dripping,” new research finds. By Susan Scutti, CNN Updated 8:57 AM ET, Tue February 7, 2017 Dripping produces thicker clouds of vapor, gives a … Continue reading

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Smoking…How Vaping can lead to future Cigarette Use in Teens

NIDA-funded study by University of Michigan shows that teen vaping is a significant predictor of future cigarette smoking. Twelfth graders who had never previously smoked, but who had used an e-cigarette at least once within the past 30 days, were … Continue reading

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Marijuana and Teens’ Perception

Coalitions in Action: The Project Alliance’s Marijuana Summit Hits the Mark “When it came to marijuana use, since 2011, we’d noticed that our teens’ perception of harm had been going down,” says Program Director Bill Paterson, of the Project Alliance at … Continue reading

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E-Cig Risks to Teens

E-Cig Risk: Teens Who Vape More Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | February 7, 2017 06:30pm ET Credit: Shutterstock/scyther5 Teens who “vape” in high school are at increased risk for using tobacco cigarettes in the future, a new … Continue reading

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Learn About National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® and year round, teens can test their knowledge about drugs, alcohol, and drug abuse by taking the interactive National Drug and Alcohol IQ Challenge quiz. A new challenge is posted annually during NDAFW. When marijuana is smoked … Continue reading

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Marijuana and the Developing Brain – American Psychological Association

“What’s clear, however, is that marijuana’s signature high comes from a psychoactive component known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). And evidence is mounting, says Weiss, that THC is not risk-free. In the short term, marijuana use has been shown to impair functions … Continue reading

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