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Marijuana Facts for Teens and Parents

Course #: 06-575

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

Although teen marijuana use has dropped significantly since the late 1990s, marijuana remains the most abused illegal substance among youth. This brief beginning level continuing education course, developed using information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is intended to provide relevant information about marijuana that can be shared with young people and their parents. The impact and effects of marijuana use are discussed as well as tips for parents who suspect marijuana use, and treatment options.

CE Course Objectives

1. Outline the connection between marijuana use and addiction, driving impairment, school performance, and behavioral health issues.

2. Discuss the reasons that children and teens begin using marijuana and how parents can influence their children’s decision to use substances.

3. Describe how marijuana works on the brain and the effects of repeated marijuana use.

4. Determine the prevalence of marijuana use and identify treatments that are available for people addicted to marijuana.

5. Outline the ways in which parents can talk openly with their children and stay actively engaged in their lives as a means of influencing their choices, including whether or not to use marijuana.

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