Maryland’s Adult-Use Cannabis: What You Need to Know…
Create a drug-free home one neighbor, one parent, one child at a time
Today’s youth are smarter, creative, innovative, inclusive, technologically advanced, and explorative. Today’s youth is also very open to attempting and misusing alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, prescription pills and more which can slow the development of an adolescent brain and significantly reduce the potential of becoming who God has created them to be. MyKNA, USA aims at sensitizing and empowering youths with tools and resources to SAY NO TO DRUGS!
In the last decade, fewer youth were reported to misusing alcohol and harmful substances. However, the COVID-19 pandemic erased most of this decline, worsened the existing substance misuse crisis in the United States and created an emergent wave of mental health illness especially among children of color.
This has led to many adolescents (especially within the minority community) engaging in misuse and abuse of alcohol, illicit substances, and disproportionately impacted by mental illness.
This nonprofit was started to sensitize parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators and others on their roles in keeping kids alcohol and drug-free. We believe that adolescents who have a good bond with an adult are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and espouse the fact that prevention begins with parenting.