Community Alliance For Prevention
1323 Bond St, Ste 119
Naperville, IL 60563
Changing Lives & Inspiring Hope
Marijuana is closing the gap with alcohol as the most used illegal substance among youth. This is concerning because growing scientific evidence illustrates that regular use of marijuana beginning in teen years can negatively impact brain development. Most notably the regions that control memory, impulse control, motivation, learning and decision making. Heavy use in adolescence or early adulthood has been associated with poor school performance, higher dropout rates, greater unemployment and lower life satisfaction. To learn more about the concerns associated with marijuana, check out the following links:
Know how to have the conversation:
Youth who have conversations with their parents about substance use are less likely to use. Clear parental expectations are an act of love.
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See Your Impact
$25 – Gas card for youth to get to school or work
$100 – Counselor coverage for a runaway youth
$250 – One Operation Snowball retreat scholarship
$500 – Two nights of emergency shelter and support for a youth in crisis
$1,000 – Eight hours of counseling support for teens and their families in need
$2,500 – Ten move-in baskets of necessities for youth entering our housing program
$5,000 – Four months of rent for two youth experiencing homelessness.