Your Role as a Parent

Those who host, lose the most!

Your Actions Matter! You have the greatest affect on your young person’s decision to use marijuana or other drugs during early adolescence. Youth are most likely to initiate marijuana use between age 13 and 15. After age 15, youth tend to base the decision more on peer influence.

When you suspect, or know, that your child has used drugs, take action to stop it as soon as you can. It may be the most important step you ever take.

Parents are key to preventing adolescent substance abuse. Kids themselves say that losing their parents’ trust and respect are the most important reasons not to use drugs.

We need you to “Be the Influence“:

  • Join our parent committee
  • Help us to educate other parents
  • Role model healthy behaviors

Get Involved!

Let us provide you with the right information and resources.


2013 RSU 14 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey Data