Center for Prevention and Counseling will begin to send weekly prevention resources during the 2020-2021 school year! We hope these tools will be helpful in the work you do to keep kids healthy and safe during the school year! If you have any thoughts or would like to see specific additional topics included, please let us know. We are here to be a resource to you during this unconventional academic year! 
Fast Facts from Research:
  • "Teens who reported getting 6 hours of sleep a night were about three times as likely to start using drugs as teens who got 8 or 9 hours of sleep a night."
Source: NIDA
  • "Marijuana interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to cannabinoid receptors; this system is involved in regulating the sleep-wake cycle (among many other roles)."
Source: NIDA
  • One-third of subjects who started using cannabis frequently before age 18 were more likely to report insomnia and short sleep duration as adults.
Research reports show "strong and consistent evidence of an association between access to or the use of devices and reduced sleep quantity and quality, as well as increased daytime sleepiness. An integrated approach among teachers, health care professionals, and parents is needed to improve sleep hygiene."
-Jama Pediatrics