National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Facts Week is an annual program to help educate a segment of our population most susceptible to developing drug and alcohol abuse disorders – adolescents. The program, hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), helps to bring facts from robust and vetted resources to help raise awareness and debunk myths, all in an effort to spread awareness to teens, educators, and families alike.

Marijuana is illegal in the United States, yet some people believe it is safe for medicinal or recreational use. However, new laws confuse employers who operate businesses in states that have passed marijuana legislation. For adolescents, the facts around marijuana may be less clear as they navigate pressure-filled times in their young lives.

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