Caution: this video contains graphic dialog that may be upsetting to viewers. Over 18 recommended.
Listen to three young women, with three different viewpoints and experiences towards, and with, alcohol. The dialog and experiences are taken from real conversations with female youth and young adults in Ventura County.
Straight Up would like to thank all the young women who shared their experiences with us — through conversations, writings and recordings. Their honesty helps to shed light on alcohol consumption in Ventura County, and the consequences of destructive decisions. Some of the stories are difficult to hear, but, sadly, none are unusual. Their bravery in sharing gives us all a chance to examine the behaviors and attitudes towards alcohol use — and to think about the positive changes we can all make.
Straight Up is also grateful to the youth volunteers who made this video possible.