Parents have a significant impact on the development of their children, including the choices they make and their decision to be drug-free. Trusted, healthy adults can often help youth thrive despite challenges and risks they may face. Get connected and be engaged with youth in a positive way, and support other adults in doing the same.
Whatcom Families Resources
Our community is not alone in seeing rising rates of youth vaping or struggles related to opioid addiction. Checking in regularly with the children in your life and staying engaged can reduce the likelihood that they'll use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or street drugs. It will have positive effects for youth related to school success and help them avoid other risks like teen pregnancy, delinquency, and violence at the same time.
Learn about the power of parents and trusted adults and get tips for connecting with youth at WhatcomFamilies.org.
Learn about opioid abuse prevention and addiction at WhatcomHope.org.