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Marijuana use lessons athletic performance by affecting the part of the brain that controls, timing, coordination and movement. (http://headsup.scholastic.com/students/marijuana-facts) 59% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders think they are at moderate to great risk of harming themselves if they smoke marijuana once or twice a week. (Illinois Youth Survey 2016)

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Teens have more unsupervised time in the summer they are more likely to engage in new drug use and other risky behaviors? There is a spike in marijuana use as well as cigarettes and alcohol use. Teens who are unsupervised are three times more likely to use marijuana or other drugs than those who are […]

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“Let’s Talk Teens” What You don’t know CAN hurt you! It is not safe to drive after smoking marijuana or ride with someone who has been smoking marijuana! (http://headsup.scholastic.com/students/marijuana-facts) 59% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders think they would be at moderate to great risk of harming themselves (physically or in other ways) […]

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Research shows that marijuana can be addictive, contribute to drunk driving and other dangerous physical activities, and lead to a host of health, social, learning and behavioral problems at a crucial time in young lives. Plan positive, plentiful activities for your child in the summer! (https://www.samhsa.gov/) 58% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders […]

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Marijuana, sometimes laced with other drugs, is the most common illegal drug found in the system of drivers who die in car accidents! (http://headsup.scholastic.com/students/marijuana-facts) 52% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders say their parents talk to them about marijuana, (Illinois Youth Survey 2016)

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One half million youth aged 12-14 (4.4% of all youth in that age group) used marijuana in the past year. 70.1% of these young people got it for free and 55.6% got it free from a friend! (https://nsduhwebesn.rti.org/respweb/homepage.cfm)  89% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders have NOT used marijuana in the past year […]

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. Did you know that  drinking can cause teens to have trouble in school or with the law. Teens who drink are more likely to use other drugs than teens who don’t. (https://teens.drugabuse.gov/) 83% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders say their parents have clear rules about alcohol […]

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Marijuana is the most commonly used mind-altering drug- which is especially dangerous to the teen developing brain- 1in 6 teens smoking marijuana will become addicted. (https://www.samhsa.gov/) 97% of Burr Ridge Middle School students have NOT used marijuana in the past 30 days. (Illinois Youth Survey 2016)

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Have you checked to see where your teen is, who he is with, and what he is doing? Teens who are not regularly monitored by their parents are 4X more likely to use drugs. Sometimes surprise your teen by checking up to make sure they are where they say they are… (https://www.drugabuse.gov/) 83% of […]

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