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

September is Recovery Month. From the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery

DoSomething.org offers up innovative ideas for young people to get involved and make a change. Their action tips for alcohol abuse awareness include a guide on creating a designated driver program, on designing an informational health brochure, and filming a documentary.

DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S.

The Prize Posse, part of the "Be the DD and Win" campaign, has come to Ventura twice over the summer, and will come through again on Friday, September 30.

The Posse, who promote awareness and appreciation of designated drivers at targeted clubs in downtown Ventura, has given away pamphlets, candy, and

The Acorn provides an update to the County's Social Host Ordinance, a civil fine which can be levied against people who allow underage drinking on their premises.

Promisingly, the SHO has been put into effect 83 times in Ventura County, since it went into effect in 2006.

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