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I find it helpful to move the discussion towards what else they can do instead of cannabis. Not in terms of abstinence but rather an alternative to help reduce. As another author stated above, there is a fear of “missing out” and brainstorming other enjoyable and engaging activities with the youth helps them have some ideas when they are experiencing that restlessness and boredom. Even simple things like baking, board games or organizing your closet. I like to give the Big list of Pleasurable activities and pick a few with the youth. It’s also helpful to support them in some kind of occupation or vocational experience to reduce substance use. Having somewhere to be, especially if you enjoy the environment and feel good about the work you do is huge.