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  • VCBH: Opioid Solutions Summit on August 29th!

    You won't want to miss this important discussion.

*This post was written by a Ventura County young adult.

It hasn't always been so easy. There was once a time when I didn't have my priorities straight and bad decisions ruled my life. My bad streak began in eighth grade; this is when I began getting in trouble and even

Ventura County is coming up on some major decisions regarding cannabis and how it will affect our community. For this post I will be speaking briefly about future dispensaries in our county. I gathered this information at the VCBH Mapping Marijuana 2017 event that was hosted yesterday. Special thanks to

Not sure if a Reality Party's right for you? Read an excerpt or follow the links below to get a larger impression of what they're all about and see what kind of experiences recent attendees have had!

For a rundown and explanation of our Reality Parties for Parents, check out this page.


It's hard to comprehend depression as someone who's never felt it before - and I think the largest roadblock to that understanding is the common assumption that when people say they suffer from "depression", they're referring to the natural sadness that might accompany a breakup or an unfortunate life situation.

Depression as it applies

Are you up to date on tobacco news? This just in! Walgreens is getting involved in the politics of its shareholders:

"Walgreens is blocking its shareholders from voting on ending tobacco sales. It's pretty bad that a pharmacy chain that claims to be "at the corner of happy and healthy" continues