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

  • Blog Post: Where is Red Ribbon Week?

    Featureing guest blogger and Ventura County young adult, Hannah Yale

Join Ventura County Behavioral Health in August to discuss the Rx and Heroin issue in Ventura County. Learn about Ventura County's response to the growing problem of prescription pain medication and heroin abuse. Labeled a nationwide crisis and epidemic, reports from professionals and the community made it clear that this region

What is impaired driving?
"Impaired driving is dangerous. It's the cause of more than half of all car crashes. It means operating a motor vehicle while you are affected by. Alcohol. Legal or illegal drugs."
How big is the problem?

In 2015, 10,265 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third

BHO labs are one of the first things that fascinated me after signing on with Straight Up. I had previously never heard of honey oil and the resulting explosive disasters that illegal manufacturers leave in its wake.

Let's start with what is butane honey oil (BHO)?

"Honey Oil is an evaporated solution

Maybe you missed it this year (and we are so sorry for you if you did), but Summerfest is an annual health fair hosted by Ventura Unified School District and we had a BLAST coming out to talk, offer services and take pictures in our sweet photo booth. A large

Our very own Katherine Kasmir was featured in the Camarillo Acorn this month! Katherine's founding of Straight Up and Reality Parties for Parents has sparked (as it intends to) much discussion around youth drinking culture and the parental role in prevention. Check out this rundown!

Social host ordinance aims to deter

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