Real Talk: No Matter How You Feel About Legalized Weed It is NOT OK for Teens to Smoke It


Real Talk: No Matter How You Feel About Legalized Weed It is NOT OK for Teens to Smoke ItLegalization of marijuana is looking like more and more of a possibility in the United States. Opinions on the matter have been a matter of hot debate for many years. Even if you as a parent feel that the legalization of marijuana is a good thing, troubled teens should not be smoking weed. Just like alcohol, marijuana is a substance that should be approached with maturity. Constant marijuana use can be damaging on the brains of adolescents as they are developing.

Lava Heights Academy’s residential treatment center can provide troubled teens with many different sorts of therapeutic programs. If you are a parent that is interested in finding out more about Lava Heights Academy and the therapy that we offer, please call us today at 866.452.8772.

Legalized Weed and Troubled Teens 

Weed has always been typified as a rather harmless drug, but it is a substance that demands respect and maturity, just like anything else. Teenagers and adolescents (and even adults sometimes) lack the maturity to take part in such a substance even if it is legal. Teenagers that take part in excessive marijuana use can have memory issues for the long term.

Ultimately, parents should be aware of what their teens are doing and who they are involved with. Peer pressure can have a major effect on teenagers and what they take part in. Negative peer groups very often have much more of an influence on teenagers than parents do. Talk to your kids about drug use and the effects that they can have on their lives.


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Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

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