Twist and SHOUT 4 Health Flash Mob at the Fair 2015!

Thank you Tim Dustrude of the San Juan Update for video editing the various cameras into one fluid piece. Thank you Madrona Jameson for your choreography and leadership! Thanks Francie Hansen for allowing our youth to present at the Fashion Trashion Show! And we thank our community for their support of our local youth, giving them a voice to showcase healthy choices, so they can be their very best! Well done everyone!

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Prevention Coalition and League of Women Voters on Drug Addiction/Substance Abuse

Published on Nov 15, 2014

San Juan County WA. San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and The League of Women Voters presents a discussion of drug addiction problems and solutions.

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Red Ribbon Contest is starting! Enter by Nov. 3rd!

Red Ribbon

Today is the first day of our 2015 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest and we are already receiving fabulous entries!

Now through November 3, we invite you to enter a photo of your home or school decoration featuring this year’s Red Ribbon Week® theme, ”Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.”™, and a double looped Red Ribbon. We are giving out $20,000 to schools across America to support substance abuse prevention – and we’d love for a school in your community to win!

Watch our one-minute video and share it! Join us in effectively delivering the Red Ribbon message in homes, schools and communities.

Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31), sponsored by the National Family Partnership, is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, celebrated by an estimated 80 million people each year. Learn more at



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Support healthy youth! Model healthy behaviors.

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Our Annual Community Survey helps us, help you:) Thanks!

Your participation in this community survey helps San Juan Island to respond to needs and gain resources to help prevent underage substance abuse.  Please take five to ten minutes to complete the following survey of 19 questions.  Thank you!



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Marijuana Facts

Marijuana It’s Addictive

The chance of becoming addicted is different for each person. About 1 in 11 marijuana users become addicted and 1 in 6 if they try the drug before they are 18.

Marijuana It’s Harmful to Youth

For 72% of Washington youth (12-17) who receive publicly-funded addiction treatment, marijuana is their primary drug.

Marijuana It’s Manipulated

Average potency of THC in marijuana has significantly increased since 1983.

Marijuana It’s Harmful like Tobacco

Warning Label: 1 Pack of Cigarettes (20 smokes) = 5 Marijuana joints

Marijuana has over 400 chemicals, including THC



Spread the Facts


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Facts About Marijuana: Washington’s Law, Impaired Driving, and Teen Health

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Prevent Underage Drinking With “Talk. They Hear You.”



Prevent Underage Drinking With
“Talk. They Hear You.”

For many kids and teens, summer means fun and relaxation. However, the freedom of the summer months can mean an increased risk for underage drinking. In fact, the average first use of alcohol by young people in the United States peaks in June and July.

As the school year ends and summer begins, parents may have more time to connect with their children and more opportunities to have meaningful talks. SAMHSA’s app “Talk. They Hear You.” can help parents prepare for one of the most important conversations they may ever have. This free app, available through the App StoreSMGoogle Play™, the Windows® Store, and Windows® Phone Store, features an interactive simulation that uses avatars to help parents practice bringing up the topic of alcohol, learn the questions to ask, and get ideas for keeping the conversation going.

The app is part of SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” Underage Drinking Prevention National Media Campaign, which encourages parents and caregivers to talk with children early about the dangers of alcohol. Access additional resources and information about the campaign and underage drinking prevention.


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Keep Informed: Preventing Underage Marijuana Use

A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use
(Updated May 2014. Available in English and Spanish)

This booklet, produced by Seattle Children’s Hospital and the UW Social Development Research Group, offers information, resources, and practical advice for parents about:

  • The effects of marijuana on adolescent health,
  • Techniques for talking to your child about marijuana,
  • What to do and how to help if your child is using marijuana,
  • The basics of the law in Washington state.
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Come join us Saturday night 6pm-7pm at the Fashion Trashion Show at the Fair…Sshh…It’s a Secret;)

Thank you Madrona Jameson and Zach Fincher for taking the lead on this one!

Twist and Shout 4 Health! Everyone is welcome to join in!

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