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Resources for Youth


An excerpt from The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's webpage about Discussing Alcohol with Your College Student, found here.







We know many college students make responsible decisions about alcohol consumption. In fact, according to the just released 2018 Monitoring the Future survey, drinking among college students declined from 2017 to






From pedestrian deaths to drunk driving, tricks and treats and spooky parties, Halloween can be a fun but dangerous time for teens. Here are some tips for both parents and teens for how to have a safe and fun Halloween!



Tips for Parents



1. Behavior – Halloween is a fun night but occasionally






By Amanda Mathis, a local college student



Mental health and well-being plays an important role in one's life, as well as how we deal with stressors and trauma that can negatively impact us. There are all kinds of possible variations when it comes to how individuals manage painful or difficult emotions,






By Amanda Mathis, a local college student



As I open my eyes from the darkness of night, I see light that shines through my curtain. Each day presents itself with beams of warmth and illumination. I get out of bed and get ready for a new day filled with experiences and


Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental illness.











Latinos are no different when it comes to prevalence of mental health conditions when compared to the rest of the population. However, their concerns or experiences and how






E-cigarettes have exploded in popularity in the past couple of years, causing an epidemic of youth use across the country. Despite claims of how “safe” they are by those selling them, they’re putting people into emergency rooms and hospitals across the nation. As of August 30th, one person has died


The Opioid Crisis in Ventura County



Use of Ventura County’s Prescription Drug Disposal Program




Ventura County is actively engaged and committed to preventing Rx/OTC drug misuse and abuse. One of the ways the County works to address the issue locally is by reducing access, especially to teens. VCBH Alcohol and Drug

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