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Marijuana and Illicit Street Drugs

If you are concerned about your use of marijuana or street drugs, visit the Find Help page or speak with your family physician or another adult that you trust.

Whether you have tried or taken drugs or not, explore the resources below to learn more about what substance abuse is and the effects that it can have on your life.  

Discover how to make smarter decisions when placed under pressure and how to talk to friends who are involved in substance abuse. See how you can help raise awareness in the Falmouth Community and beyond.

Information About Marijuana and Street Drugs 

Explore the resources below to learn more about marijuana and street drugs and the effects that these substances can have on your life.

Marijuana and TeensMany teenagers experiment with marijuana. Friends, peer pressure, and portrayal of marijuana in the media often affect a teenager's decision to use. 

Marijuana: Facts for Teens: Online brochure presented in question-and-answer format provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects.

The Brain’s Response to MarijuanaDid you know marijuana can cause some people to lose focus on events around them? 

Drug Facts-Spice: “Spice” is a mix of herbs that produce experiences similar to marijuana. 

Drug Facts-Methamphetamine (Meth): Methamphetamine—known as “meth”—is a very addictive stimulant drug with many dangerous health-related side effects.

Drug Facts: Molly and Ecstasy: Ecstasy and Molly are slang terms for MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a name that’s nearly as long as the all-night parties where MDMA is often used.

Kids Health-What You Need to Know About EcstasyThe drug is popular with teens and young adults who go to clubs, concerts, or "rave parties."

Drug Facts-InhalantsIf you’ve ever come across a smelly marker, you’ve experienced an inhalant. They seem harmless, but they can actually be quite dangerous.

Teens Health-InhalantsSome people inhale the chemical vapors produced by common household substances — known as inhalants — to get high. What many of them don't realize is how dangerous this really is.

Kids Health-What You Need to Know About Inhalants: Inhalants are substances that are sniffed or huffed to give the user an immediate rush, or high.

The Brain's Response to InhalantsDamage from long term use of inhalants can slow or stop nerve cell activity in some parts of the brain. 

The Brain’s Response to HallucinogensHallucinogens cause people to experience—you guessed it—hallucinations, imagined experiences that seem real.

General Information About Substance Abuse

These sites provide in depth information about a wide range of substance abuse issues. All of the content is reliable and up-to-date.

NIDA for Teens: This website was designed just for you! Learn more about different types of drugs and how you can make the right decisions. Ask questions that you don’t feel comfortable asking other adults and connect with other teens. Even test your knowledge about drugs through interactive games. Do you want to spread awareness to your friends and classmates? NIDA for Teens has the tools to help you- just click on the link to get started!

Drug Guide: Everything you need to know about alcohol and street drugs from Drugfree.org. the information is up-to-date and includes drug descriptions, slang terms, short term- and long term- effects, images, and more.

Drug Prevention 4TeensThis handbook will help you understand the impact that substance abuse has on society. Learn about how to prevent substance abuse and use the detailed guide to help raise awareness among your peers and the community.

Above the InfluenceAre you ready to live “above the influence” and say no to drugs? This site will help you learn to recognize the influences around you and help you make smarter decisions when put under pressure. If you are worried that a friend or loved one might have a substance abuse problem, find out how you can help on this site..  

Just Think TwiceLearn the difference between facts and fiction on substance use. Ask other teens questions about how they react to certain situations and read answers to questions that other people like you are asking.

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