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Youth Alcohol & Marijuana Prevention 

Reality Check is a social marketing campaign to prevent youth alcohol and marijuana use.

Led by the Cambridge Prevention Coalition, the Reality Check campaign provides parents with tools and resources to talk with their children about substance abuse, limit access to alcohol in the home, set boundaries, and connect with other parents.

Reality Check works with Cambridge parents, public schools, law enforcement, and other community partners to reduce substance abuse and its consequences among Cambridge youth and families.

Parent Resource Guide

A Cambridge Parent's Guide To Preventing Youth Substance Use offers tips for talking with young people about substance use.

Marijuana Talk Kit

The Marijuana Talk Kit is a free resource guide for parents from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. 

Updated on January 7, 2020

Mary Kowalczuk, MSW
Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention Programs



Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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