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!
San Juan County WA. San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and The League of Women Voters presents a discussion of drug addiction problems and solutions.
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 www.redribbon.org.
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!
ONLINE SURVEY ENGLISH: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJSJON2015
ONLINE SURVEY SPANISH: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SJSJSP2015
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 www.teens.drugabuse.gov
A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use
(Updated May 2014. Available in English and Spanish)
- 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.
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!