Teen users are at significantly higher risk of developing an addictive disorder compared to adults, and the earlier they began using, the higher their risk. People who begin using any addictive substance before age 15 are six-and-a-half times as likely to develop a substance use disorder as those who delay use until age 21 or older (28.1% vs. 4.3%).
Learn the risks and impacts of underage marijuana use, including:
Recognize the signs of marijuana use, including:
Increasing number of youth have been to an emergency room or hospitalized after accidentally consuming marijuana. Help prevent both accidental and intentional use by youth by storing your marijuana and cannabis products safely and securely. Residents in Chesterfield County can pick up free medication disposal pouches and locking bags on a first-come, first-served basis at any Chesterfield County Public Library location.
Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services offers a variety of available services, including:
There are a variety of substance use treatment providers available in our community. Visit FindTreatment.gov to search for a provider in your area.