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Resources and Strategies for Reducing Use

Below is a collection of resources to help parents, communities, and others prevent adolescent marijuana use. 

For Parents

For Communities

For Adolescents

  • Get the facts on how marijuana can impact adolescent brain development and other harmful effects.
  • Above the Influence has stories from teens, resources to help teens or their friends, ways to get involved, and tips to resist peer pressure.
  • Tips for Teens answers some frequently asked questions about marijuana use, risks to health and brain processing, how to spot marijuana use in friends, and what to do to help.
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline, at 1-800-662-HELP (4357), is a free, confidential, 24/7 treatment information and referral service for anyone facing substance use and mental health disorders. You can call any time for information in English and Spanish, and for referrals to local treatment centers, support groups, and community-based organizations.
  • SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous way for people in the United States to look for substance use disorder or mental health treatment. 


Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on April 23, 2019