Classic Drug Abuse Prevention Text Gets an Update

Classic Drug Abuse Prevention Text Gets an Update

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On December 4th, the Drug Policy Alliance organized a tele-press conference to announce the release of a new and updated edition of Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs. This expanded edition is intended to help  parents and educators start and maintain meaningful conversations about drug use with teenagers in the context of legalized marijuana.  The updated report includes new information on marijuana potency, edibles and the effects of cannabis on developing adolescent brains. Listen to audio below …

 

Introductory remarks from Stephen Gutwillig, Deputy Executive Director, Programs, Drug Policy Alliance. (1:54)

 

Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD is Director Emerita of DPA’s San Francisco office and author of Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs. (3:13)

 

Jerry Otero is DPA’s Youth Policy Manager and former Assistant Director of Helpline and Family Services for the Partnership at Drugfree Kids. (2:44)

 

Amanda Reiman is Marijuana Law and Policy Manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. (2:34)

 

Kassandra Frederique is a Policy Manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. (3:03)