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How to Know if Your Kid is Vaping Marijuana — and What to Do About It

Hardly a week goes by without another news article about vaping. In 2014, vaping was selected as Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year, beating out other candidates like “Bae” and “Budtender”. If they were picking a word today, it would more likely be JUUL or Juuling, the wildly popular “stealth vape” of adolescents. Juuling kids are vaporizing flavored e-juices with nicotine, but what about vaping marijuana? According to Monitoring the Future, an annual survey of nearly 50,000 adolescents, 3 percent, 8 percent and 10 percent of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders respectively had vaped marijuana in 2017.

Getting Involved: Red Ribbon Week

Some of you may have heard about Red Ribbon Week through your children’s schools, or perhaps you’ve participated in a Red Ribbon Week campaign yourself.  Either way, here is everything that you need to know about Red Ribbon Week 2018.

Get One-on-One Help to Address Your Child’s Substance Use

Sometimes you simply need a one-on-one connection. The Partnership fo Drug-Free Kids has trained and caring master’s-level specialists ready to help any parent struggling with a son’s or daughter’s drug or alcohol use. They are here to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan. (A note about parents: We know supportive roles in a child’s life come in many forms. Whether you are a parent, stepparent, grandparent, foster parent, aunt, uncle, supportive sibling or another caregiver, our Helpline is here for you.) Find out how to connect with Helpline specialists by phone, Email, or text here: https://drugfree.org/article/get-one-on-one-help/

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