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

From the Ventura County Star:
In an effort to reduce drunken driving and substance-related traffic accidents during the holidays, local officials hope to make people think before they pick up the car keys.

The effort, funded by a federal grant as well as resources provided by several Ventura bars and restaurants, will use rewards



If you think prescription drug use is somehow "safer" than other drugs, think again. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), treatment admissions for prescription drug abuse rose 430 percent from 1999 to 2009.

The Partnership at Drugfree.org reports SAMHSA's findings, stating that, while admissions for heroin, cocaine,



The dangers of the alcohol/energy drink combo continue to affect the lives of young people. The number of hospital visits linked to energy drinks rose more than tenfold, from 1,128 in 2005, to 13,114 in 2009. SAMHSA said 52 percent of visits made by 18- to 25-year-olds involved combinations of

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