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Prescription Opioid Overdose Data

Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999,  and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids.








Opioid prescribing continues to fuel the epidemic. Today, at least half of all

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

Flawless. Perfect. Sexy. Invincible. Each of these words plague the minds of modern society, plaster the magazines lining grocery store shelves, and diminish happiness, self-satisfaction, and confidence. In today's media enveloped world, which insists upon a perfect body, perfect

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

This post is the first in a series in which I interview recovering addicts and alcoholics.

*This post was written by AF, a 22-year-old student at CSU Channel Islands, born and raised in Ventura County and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.

It’s summer, and for many of us, that means increased time and freedom and decreased responsibilities.

"1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family." 

Mental health affects all of us and is still something widely underplayed, not taken seriously and even ridiculed. Conditions span everything from anxiety and

*THE NAMI on Campus CSUCI club is a student-run, student-led organization that provides mental health support, education, and advocacy on campus. Our mission is to improve the lives of students who are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness, increase awareness of mental health services on campus, and to eliminate

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

Substance abuse is not something commonly spoken of or even thought of in the culture of my religion, which is why it felt especially alien and nerve-wracking to attend a substance abuse support group meeting - which I did -

www.faceproject.org
FACE is no longer operational; however their website maintains a free download list of resources, strategies and materials, including PDFs of over 40 poster concepts, youth focused materials, policy initiatives, community organizing options, case studies, logos, surveys, films, handouts and ideas.

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