• Latino Leadership

Drug Prevention Message #1

Updated: Nov 10


Latinx youth are experiencing high rates of exposure and use of marijuana. In 2020 alone, 25.6% of Latinx youth in 6th-12th grade reported using marijuana in an e-cigarette. Often, youth in our communities find it difficult to talk to their parents about their challenges with drugs because of how they may react, as displayed in our reenactment. Your reactions and how you talk about people and their addictions will affect what your teenager shares with you.


If you, your peers, or your teen are in need of support, please reach out to Amy Barrios at (323) 481-7575.