Parent Resources to Prevent Summertime Teen Marijuana Use

According to a new report, more teens first try marijuana in June and July than any other months of the year. To help parents prevent their teen from using marijuana this summer, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, the YMCA of the USA, and the American Camping Association kicked off this year’s “School’s Out” initiative.

The Media Campaign is offering new action-oriented advice and resources to help parents keep teens drug-free once school is out; a summer drug-free checklist, a summer calendar with suggested activities, and an interactive self-rating tool (Does Your Summer Plan Stand the Heat?). These resources are available on the Campaign’s Web site for parents at

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