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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.



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From the JoinTogether.org newsroom:

California Law Bans Alcohol Sales at Self-Checkout Aisles
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law banning alcohol sales at self-checkout aisles. Starting January 1, 2012, anyone who buys alcohol must pay a cashier, according to the Los Angeles Times. more

From the JoinTogether.org newsroom:

Federal Officials Tell California Marijuana Dispensaries to Shut Down

United States attorneys in California have told dozens of marijuana dispensaries they must close or face criminal and civil action. The move is part of a crackdown on California’s medical marijuana industry, The New York Times reports. more

This post was written by a middle school student in Ventura County.

I think friends influence other friends all the time. If you are at a party, and you see your friends drinking, sometimes you are going to have a hard time saying "no" to a drink.

Since they're your friends, they

This post was written by a Ventura County high school student.

So this is about my friend. He lives in England now. Because the legal drinking age there is lower than in the US, he  and his friends thought it was okay to go out all night and party.

After about five