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December Power of Choice Newsletter

Reported by on 12/7/17

December 2018

Parents of High School Students:

Marijuana affects the adolescent brain differently than the adult brain because it is not fully developed. New research finds chronic exposure to THC during brain development risks lasting brain damage for those who start use during their teens. While the use can be intended for coping with stress, studies find lowered life satisfaction, education, and job and financial stability in those whose persistent use began in adolescence. The latest research along with tips on how to prevent marijuana use in teens is available in December’s newsletter: Marijuana and the Developing Teen Brain.

Parenting Strong Podcast:
The Impact of the Power of Choice Campaigns
The Power of Choice turns 15 and Dawn Neylon shares comments from middle school and high school students impacted by the campaign. She includes parent stories and how her own family inspired her to join the campaign.

The Power of Choice is a collaborative project led by 360 Youth Services in District 203 and 204 middle and high schools growing the number of students making healthy choices regarding substance use.

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December 2018 Power of Choice Newsletter (pdf)

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