Engaging young people in advocacy, education & prevention
Creating social change around alcohol, drugs, and more

  • Blog Post: November Gratitude

    What are you thankful for?

Let's use November and Thanksgiving as a launchpad toward utilizing grateful reflection in our every day lives. It's a practice so intensely powerful it has the ability to change our entire life's outlook. Why save it for one month or even one day of the year? Sure, we're busy! By golly, we've

*This post was written by Ventura County young adult, Alycia Eade.

Back in those days, things like getting out of bed and getting somewhere were difficult. I was exhausted all of the time; no matter how much I slept, I felt like something akin to a zombie. I had no energy.

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

It’s obvious that adolescent drug use is a dangerous public health problem. There are several different

*This post was written by Ventura High School Senior, Madison Jaffe.

Although at first glance substance abuse and eating disorders may seem unrelated, the root of their existence can be attributed to two basic themes: impulsivity and a need for control (nationaleatingdisorders.org, futuresofpalmbeach.com). Because both diseases stem from similar traits, research

We've been visiting schools around Ventura County this week (and most weeks, but especially this week!) to get youth involved in prevention advocacy. Students have shared their knowledge of the negative effects drugs can have on the mind, body and quality of life with us and have been priceless participants in

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