Cannabis Abuse and Awareness

​Guiding You From Rehab to Recovery -

Teen Cannabis Users Have Poor Long-Term Memory in Adulthood

Daily Use of High Potency Marijuana Increases Psychosis Risk 5 Times; Weekend Use Nearly Triples Risk (Study)

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use - Download PDF 1.8 MB

Marijuana's Effects on Pregnancy and Newborns 

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Clinical Conservations about Cannabis - ATTC Addiction Messenger

Washington Poison Center Announces Updated Website

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SHARING THE TRUTH ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. Research suggests that about 17 percent of people who try marijuana become psychologically and mentally addicted. Prolonged use has also been linked with mental illness, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression, and anxiety. Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information and resources on its abuse, addiction, and recovery options.

Help Educate Yourself to Educate Your Kids!

Education about substance abuse is important for individuals to gain knowledge and an understanding of the topic. Such as what substance abuse is; the dangers of substance abuse; warning signs of substance abuse; and the consequences of the addiction to a person and the people around them.

These links below will provide information and tools to educate yourself and your child to help prevent or stop substance abuse.

Teen dating violence - also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse - includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship. It is important to understand and recognize the signs of teen dating violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dating violence is not about love, it is about power and control. “Dating violence involves a pattern of behaviors that one partner uses to try to control the other. These behaviors may include physical and sexual violence and emotional abuse.

Click this link for the full Article is a web resource that provides information about domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues.

Domestic Abuse and Addiction

Domestic violence is the intentional use of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another. Victims of domestic violence who struggle with addiction face significant barriers to receiving treatment, but programs that effectively address addiction and abuse-related trauma are available.


​​On November 28, 2016 - The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) announced that it is now the owner and curator of the statewide medication return website, and its social media pages. In an effort to increase awareness and expand its use across Washington State, the WAPC will incorporate Take Back Your Meds into existing statewide education outreach programs and harm reduction efforts as well as future stewardship and growth. helps Washington state residents locate pharmacy and law enforcement locations to dispose of their unused, unwanted, and/or expired medications. Eliminating excess medication from the home can reduce the potential for unintentional injury or misuse and abuse. Promoting secure medication takeback and safe medication disposal are vital components of an overall order by Governor Inslee to address the opioid crisis nationwide and here in Washington State.

Since taking ownership of the page, the WAPC has updated the website content to include an interactive map of take back location, allowing Washingtonians to quickly locate medication return sites near them. This map also differentiates between locations that accept controlled and non-controlled substances. In addition, the site includes tips on safe storage and disposal.

Link to the Article from ADAI eNews

Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season:

PDF of the Tips

30 Mocktails (non-alcoholic) Drinks

Cough Medication Abuse

Each generation of kids looks for new ways to get high.
Recent trends indicate they are increasingly turning to
prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.
Teens report getting many of these medicines from
home medicine cabinets and mistakenly believe that
abusing them is “safer” than other drugs.
Teen Medicine Abuse PDF

The link below to website with a toolkit to help you get involve in Stopping Medicine Abuse.

Parent's Guide: Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse.

​​An Information Video about cough medicine abuse

Risks of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy
 This commentary, published under Viewpoint by the current Journal of the American Medical Association, is written by Nora D. Volkow, MD, director; Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, deputy director; and Eric M. Wargo, PhD, Science Policy Branch, of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read here.

PDF is Here

Trends in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant and Nonpregnant Reproductive-Aged Women

This Research Letter, published in the current Journal of the American Medical Association, can be read here.

PDF to the Research Letter is Here

Note to Pot Industry: Marijuana Extracts Have Always Been Schedule I Drugs
  Read the DEA announcement here.

Read Full Article here

The Marijuana Report is a weekly e-newsletter published by National Families in Action in partnership with SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana). Visit their website, The Marijuana Report.Org, to learn more about the marijuana story unfolding across the nation.