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Creating social change around alcohol, drugs, and more

Resources for Parents


Self-Harm



People often keep their habit a secret, but the urge to self-harm isn’t uncommon, especially in adolescents and young adults. Many overcome it with treatment.



Whether a person has recently started hurting his or herself or has been doing it for a while, there is an opportunity to improve health and






A Letter to Parents



Although NIDA’s annual Monitoring the Future survey shows that daily marijuana use in teens is mostly steady, the survey also shows that as cigarette smoking rates drop, daily marijuana smoking has become generally more common than daily cigarette smoking among teens. By the time they graduate high


There is a strong connection between alcohol and sexual assault, for both teens and adults. Alcohol is the drug most used to facilitate sexual assault, and it's used in half of all sexual assaults. Additionally, alcohol inhibits a teen's ability to:



Think clearlySet limits and make good choicesThink about long-term consequences






Alcohol is the most widely misused substance among America’s youth. Consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21, also known as underage drinking, remains a considerable public health challenge. Adolescent alcohol use is not an acceptable rite of passage, but a serious threat to adolescent development and health.

Drugs can impair your ability to drive safely and increase the risk of getting into a collision. In fact, cannabis increases your chance of a car accident. The percentage of Canadian drivers killed in vehicle crashes who test positive for drugs (40%) now actually exceeds the numbers who test positive

Information and resources from the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
Without mental health we cannot be healthy. We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions to specific situations. They are medical conditions that

Information taken from CDC.gov
Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.

About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a


Underage and Binge Drinking in Ventura County
Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. It is a risk to youth and a widespread public health problem.

In Ventura County, 6% of 7th graders, 14% of 9th graders and 26% of 11th graders currently

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