We know that all young people face challenges as they grow and mature and that the dangers and temptations of drugs are all around. We also know that as a parent or someone who cares about young people, you want the very best for them; you want them to do even better than you did and lead productive lives.
While overall drug use among teens continues to drop, there are still too many brilliant young people whose potential is ruined. Don't let drugs destroy their chance of going to college or landing a good career.
- A teenage marijuana user's odds of dropping out are more than twice that of a non-user. [SOURCE]
- The short-term effects of marijuana use can include impaired memory and ability to learn.