Resources and Help:
CTBH’s website, InformME, is for parents and teens with information for you, your teen or a friend. There is info to help someone struggling with marijuana and other drug use and facts about the teenage brain. Includes a link to Check Your Use to see how alcohol and marijuana can get in the way.
How to Keep your Teen Safe in 15 minutes is a very user friendly and short way with several short videos and parent questions about drug use featuring experts. It was created by Boston Children’s Hospital staff and the adolescent addiction expert, Dr. John Knight.
The Partnership to End Addiction will give you the tools you need from prevention through treatment to hope and recovery. There are parent coaches to speak with, too.
In Maine, call 2 1 1 or visit https://211maine.org/ for a variety of resources in your area.
The Marijuana Talk Kit is a great resource from the Partnership to End Addiction that will help you answer questions like, “Isn’t weed safer than alcohol?” or “Did you smoke when you were young?” and “It’s a natural plant so that means it’s safe, right?”
Call The Recovery Center addiction treatment services at York Hospital 207-351-2118 for non-emergency evaluation, individual counseling for youth and adults, group counseling for adults, medication assisted treatment and other options.