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The Fight Against Opioids and Prescription Drug Abuse – Resources in Ventura County

1 in 5 Ventura County teens have abused prescription drugs. 

Over 50% get them from friends and family. 

9% of 9th graders and 14% of...

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8 Ways To Deal With Depression During The Gloomy Days Of Winter

Here at BRITE, we include a focus on mental health and wellness as a component of our drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs. When you take...

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The Link between Underage Drinking and Sexual Assault

There is a strong connection between alcohol and sexual assault, for both teens and adults. Alcohol is the drug most used to facilitate sexual...

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Stick With Your Passion, Even If It Changes

This post was written by a CSU Channel Islands Service Learning student, featuring art from Pacific High School students.

It almost always feels...

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The Facts About Underage Drinking

Alcohol is the most widely misused substance among America’s youth. Consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21, also known as...

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Even in Middle School

This post was written by a CSUCI Capstone student featuring artwork from Ventura High School students. 

It was sixth grade History class, and...

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Drug-impaired Driving: How Cannabis Impairs Drivers

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...

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Vaping

vaping Mar 30, 2022

This poem was written by Karen Gonzalez, a student at CSU Channel Islands.

It’s really easy to get lost in the mist 

All the sweet...

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LGBTQ+ Mental Health Risks and Resources

Information and resources from the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI).

Without mental health we cannot be healthy. We all experience...

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Marijuana and the Developing Brain

By Kirsten Weir, from the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology, Vol. 46 No. 10

More states are legalizing marijuana,...

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