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Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Report

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has released it’s newest report: The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact – Volume 5. Click below to access the full report.

FINAL 2017 Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado The Impact

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Choose not to use marijuana as it impacts your health, safety and potential for academic and athletic success.

THC (the chemical in marijuana) builds up in the brain and affects the skill recall area of the brain and delays reaction time. Marijuana compromises judgment and affects many other skills necessary to be a proficient athlete. These skills include alertness, concentration, coordination and reaction time.

 

 

 

Seven Ways Your Teen Can De-Stress

This will be our last series post from Get Smart About Drugs about Ways Your Teen Can De-Stress

The school year can be a really stressful time for teens. Whether they’re getting adjusted to a new school or trying to balance academics with extracurricular activities, the pressure can become overwhelming. Unfortunately, many times young people turn to unhealthy ways to deal with stress— like abusing stimulants and other drugs. In addition, according to a recent DrugFree.org article, stress damages the brain, causing your teen to be more vulnerable to drug addiction. Take a look at these seven healthy, drug-free ways your teen can de-stress.

#7 Turn Up the Music
Music has a tremendous impact on a person’s state of mind. Classical music in particular is known to have a calming effect on the body. Your teen not into classical? No prob! Listening and singing along to any genre of music can be a major stress reliever and help to increase productivity!