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Teens say the main reason they don't use alcohol or marijuana is because they do not want to disappoint their parents.

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Changing the Conversation about 4.20

By Julee Christianson

With support from Governor Jay Inslee (read his proclamation here), the Washington Healthy Youth Coalition is helping to change the conversation on April 20th from a cannabis culture celebration, to a day to talk with your kids about NOT using marijuana. Our goal...

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By Whitney Pennington, Education and Communications Specialist

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When most people think of the Washington Poison Center, they do not immediately think of alcohol and drug prevention but associate us with Mr. Yuk and childhood poison prevention.  In...

How to prevent alcohol and marijuana use in three easy steps:

Bond

Children who feel close to their parents are less likely to use alcohol and marijuana.

Set Boundaries

Set clear rules and expectations about no alcohol or marijuana use.

Monitor

Ask who, what, when and where.