National Study: Teen “Heavy” Marijuana Use Up 80 Percent Since 2008
One in Ten Teens Reports Using Marijuana at Least 20 Times a Month
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Stop harming children: April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and April 25 is Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day. Children whose parents abuse alcohol or drugs are three times more likely to be verbally, physically, or sexually abused and four times more likely to be neglected. Sadly, children growing up with parental substance abuse suffer increased risk for substance use and mental health issues by the time they reach adolescence. The best way to protect a child from this fate is to quickly and efficiently identify children and families affected by substance use and ensure they have access to the necessary support services so they may thrive.On behalf of the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, I would like to recognize the work being done in El Paso and Teller Counties for children and families impacted by substances. The El Paso and Teller Counties Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (ADEC) continues to strive to reduce these harms to children through community participation and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Thank you for your leadership and advocacy.Jade Woodard, Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered ChildrenColorado Springs
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