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Tag Archive: drugs

David’s Story

May 25, 2021 11:59 am Published by Comments Off on David’s Story

Written by Mackenzie Billotti, a CSUCI Service-Learning student. For privacy purposes the name of my interviewee has been changed. The... View Article


What Are We Thinking?

April 29, 2021 12:27 pm Published by Comments Off on What Are We Thinking?

By Kai Yi Wang, a BRITE youth spokesperson. “I’m gonna hang out with a few friends this Friday and smoke... View Article


Addiction

June 30, 2020 10:38 am Published by Comments Off on Addiction

Written by Liz Hyman. She had blue hair, with a green streak. I left the store to get to the... View Article


Be aware of drugs and the brain

March 16, 2015 11:48 am Published by Comments Off on Be aware of drugs and the brain

March 16-22, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week, the Dana Foundation’s global campaign to increase public awareness... View Article


Assessing the situation

September 5, 2014 10:45 am Published by Comments Off on Assessing the situation

Jaimee H, 21, was Straight Up’s intern in summer 2014 and wrote about her experiences with us and about drug and... View Article


In the midst of trouble

March 10, 2014 12:04 pm Published by Comments Off on In the midst of trouble

This post is written by Amber G., a 9th grader attending Camarillo High School. Today it seems like young kids... View Article


Where did it all start?

February 1, 2013 6:00 am Published by Comments Off on Where did it all start?

This post was written by a Ventura County high school student. The temptation for youth to experiment has always existed,... View Article