Jenny Wood speaks with Denver7 about parents talking to their kids about alcohol
Denver 7 News interviews Jenny Wood, Director of Community Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for the Office of Behavioral Health, about the need for parents to talk with their teens about alcohol. Despite concerns about legal marijuana, opioids and vaping, alcohol remains the most-used substance among teens in Colorado. Wood explained reasons for the prominence of alcohol use in Colorado and how talking honestly about drinking leads to stronger understanding between parents and their kids. Believe it or not, teens do care what their parents think about drinking, and the more parents talk about it, the better their teens will be prepared to make healthy choices when their parents aren't around.
Gabi Mohr talks about SOMOS1 and helping Latinx youth
Identifying predictive factors is a critical step in preventing substance use. After analyzing results from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, Gabriele (Gabi) Mohr and Joshua Duran founded SOMOS1, to combat a prevalent issue leading to increased tobacco use among Latinx youth: assimilation stress. Nelson Garcia of 9News/KUSA observed a SOMOS1 meeting and interviewed co-founders Gabriela Mohr, Joshua Duran, and students involved in helping their Latinx peers feel more connected to each other and their heritage. The group offers support and tools to resist tobacco, vaping and other substance use, and Mohr recommends the Speak Now! website to parents and caregivers looking for tips in Spanish and English about talking with their kids about tobacco.
David Arnold discusses why parents need to talk with their college-age young adults about cannabis use
David Arnold of The Coalition of Colorado Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) talks with KMGH's Nicole Brady about why parents need to talk with their college-age young adults about cannabis use, and shared suggestions for how to start the conversation. CADE, a Speak Now! Colorado partner organization, recently released a study showing that regular cannabis use among Colorado college students is nearly twice the national average.
David Arnold discusses higher rates of frequent cannabis use at Colorado colleges
"Mile High Living" on KMGH Denver 7 News featured an interview with David Arnold from CADE about the higher rates of daily and near daily use of cannabis at Colorado colleges. Arnold stressed that even older children in their early 20s still value the advice and input their parents offer.
David Arnold encourages parents to talk with college-age children about cannabis use
On Fox 31 KDVR, David Arnold of the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) discusses the need for parents to talk with college-age children about how cannabis use can affect their success at college and beyond. A recent report by CADE showed that daily and near daily use of cannabis at Colorado colleges is two to three times the national average.