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Video: Teens Talk about “Living the Example”

Teens from across the country answered that question as part of Mentor Foundation USA’s 2019 Living The Example online video contest. Vote for your favorite video.

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Winners Announced in 'Living the Example' Video Contest

(August 15, 2019) As part of the contest, teens from across the nation submitted videos showing how they 'live the example.' 


Tennessee Teens Earn Top Prize in Video PSA Challenge

The winners of the 2019 Operation Prevention Video PSA Challenge have just been announced!

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Smoking strong marijuana daily increases risk of psychosis, study finds

​(CBS News, March 20) According to a new study, smoking potent marijuana every day can increase the likelihood of developing a psychotic disorder by almost five times.  


Teens Celebrate Being Drug-free Through Music

Each year, the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest encourages teens across the nation to create original songs and/or music videos promoting a life free of drugs and the dangers of substance misuse.

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At least a dozen elementary students exposed to marijuana gummies, police say; mom arrested

(CNN, February 5) Gummy candy laced with marijuana sent Cleveland elementary school students – ages 5 to 9 – to the hospital.

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Where marijuana is legal, many teens drive while high

(HealthDay News, February 6) More teens drive while high on marijuana in states where the drug is legal, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

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Young people’s memories improved when they stopped using marijuana

(Science News, October 30) Young marijuana users’ memories improved after they stopped using the drug for a period of time, according to a study just published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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Study suggests link between energy drinks and drug use

(KTXS, August 2) Teens who drink more than one energy drink per day are less likely to believe drugs like cocaine and heroin are dangerous, according to new research.

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Marijuana worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds

(NBC News, October 3) Marijuana use causes more long-term damage to teen brains than alcohol use, according to a new study entitled “A Population-Based Analysis of the Relationship Between Substance Use and Adolescent Cognitive Development.”