Empowering our youth to live safe, drug and alcohol free lives through family and community partnership.

As a parent, you are your child's first

Send a “no-use” message to your teens.

Make expectations clear regarding alcohol and other drugs.

Signs of Marijuana Use

  • Spends less time with family and friends and more time alone or away from home
  • Often seems moody or irritable
  • Begins to skip classes, often shows up late for school, or has a drop in grades
  • Buys things like CDs and T-shirts with pro-marijuana messages or symbols
  • Loses interest in hobbies
  • Comes home high (talkative, giggly, red or glassy eyes) or goes straight to his room
  • Smells of marijuana
  • Possesses drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Vapes are devices that heat liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine, flavoring and other additives.


  • ​Many students perceive vape produce a "water vapor" when in fact they create aerosol that contain harmful chemicals, including known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, cadmium and benzene.
  • ​​Nicotine is highly addictive and can affect brain development.  CDC
  • ​​Teens who vape are three times more likely to use marijuana and six times more likely to smoke cigarettes than non-cigarette users. nih.gov., Pediatrics, April 2018  

​​Thursday, April 27th, GNCYheld a presentation on how to use the “Talk. They Hear You.” App & how - and when - to start the conversation about alcohol. In case you missed it, here is the information we discussed.

Recent studies show that 75% of teenagers seeing photos on social networks of other teens smoking weed or drinking encourages them to party in the same way. Teens who have come across these kinds of photos online are 4 times more likely to have used marijuana and more than 3 times more likely to have consumed alcohol. Social media has also begun to desensitize children at a younger age as well — 90% of these kids saw their peers in these photos online before they were even 16 years old.

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Examples of JUUL, vapes & e-cigs

​​​​​​​​Start talking before they start using.

Communication and Parental Monitoring is a ​prevention strategy that starts at home.

One JUUL Pod contains the nicotine equivalent of ONE pack of cigarettes.

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Possible ways to hide marijuana and bag to conceal smell

Electronic cigarettes, aka vapes, are hand-held, battery powered unfiltered nicotine delivery devices that can also be used for marijuana. 

​​​​​​ JUUL

Parents are the #1 reason

children choose not to drink.

Concerns about e-cigs/vapes


Vapes, e-cigs and use with marijuana

 one PHIX pod contains the nicotine equivalent of TWO packs of cigarettes.

National Institute on Drug Abuse                                                                                                          DRUGABUSE.GOV  

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(CNN, September 17) Nationwide, 12.4 percent of high school students and 4.5 percent of middle schoolers have used marijuana with an e-cigarette/vape in their lifetimes, according to study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics.

As a parent, you are your child's first

Send a “no-use” message to your teens.

Make expectations clear regarding alcohol and other drugs.

Signs of Alcohol Use

  • Slurred speech
  • Impaired judgment and motor skills
  • Poor coordination
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Drowsiness
  • Agitation
  • Combative behavior
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Possession of a false id card
  • Smell of alcohol on breath

What are JUUL's, e-cigs  and vapes?

How do vapes & e-cigs work?

Talk. They Hear You link

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 Set your expectations 

currently the most commonly used 

among the youth and always contains nicotine.

​​​​​​​ PHIX

Gold tip generally indicates use for marijuana