Often when I speak with parents and youth about the cognitive problems that can arise because of using marijuana, they focus on the long term impact. Parents, and even teens, are worried about permanently decreased cognitive functioning because of marijuana use – and rightfully so. When I remind them that there are immediate cognitive effects …

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Harm Reduction is a difficult topic to explain to people: parents, educators, lawmakers don’t always understand why I can be satisfied with a youth lowering their drug use when they really need to stop their drug use. Harm reduction can sound like a clinician is giving in – the second to last step before giving …

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This book by Marne Venture, a well-known children’s author and blogger, is one of the Pros and Cons series of books put out by Focus Readers. Published in 2018, this book has the advantage of being recent and much of the information it contains is as up to date as it can be, given how …

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