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 PREVENT! Coalition News 

This link will open the Washougal Ordinance prohibiting the display of drug paraphernalia in stores where minors can enter.

This link will open the Washougal ordinance regulating electronic vapor devices in the following ways:

  • Sampling and sales to minors (anyone under 18) prohibited
  • Coupons prohibited
  • Possession by minors prohibited
  • Signage required in retailers
  • Vending machines restricted
  • Use prohibited in public places and places of employment

This link will open the Vancouver ordinance prohibiting the display of drug paraphernlia in stores where minors can enter.

The 2015 Spring Coalition Meeting was held on Thursday, March 19th from 4:00-5:30 at ESD 112.

Thank you to those who could attend as well as our guest speakers!

Many Thanks to Andrew Weakley, ITECH student and STASHA participant for his presenentation.  Also, Thanks to Dr. Alexandar Garrard from Washington Poison Center.

The presentations are available here 

This link will open the powerpoint presentation by Dr. Alexandar Garrard from Washington Poison Center. This presenation was presented on March 19th 2015 at the PREVENT! quarterly coalition meeting.

This link will open the powerpoint presented by Eagle Scout, 8th grader Andrew Weakly at the PREVENT! Spring Coalition Meeting on 3/19/15

I-502 Marijuana Legalization in Washington State.
Learn more about this new legislation and our response in preventing youth use of marijuana in our community.

To learn more please visit our Marijuana Prevention webpage.

Read PREVENT!'s Meeting Minutes for the Latest News

Draw the Line between you and underage drinking!  Join our Let's Draw the Line Campain and join teens, parents, and community members across the state.

Other Prevention News

Prescription drug abuse is a rising concern nationally and locally.  This Presentation is intended to educate and engage audiences around the issue.
 

Data Show Drug Free Communities Program Significantly Reduces Teen Substance Abuse
A press release from the Executive Office of the President, Office of Nation Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), September 24, 2008.  The results of a four-year exhaustive study reveal that communities with DFC grants not only have lower instances of youth drug use compared to the national average, but are lowering rates of use at an accelerated pace.

Highlights of the full report include:

  • When compared to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data, Drug Free Communities (DFC) youth (grades 9-12) reported significantly lower past 30-day substance use rates than the rates reported by YRBS youth in similar grades;
  • past 30-day substance use rates for youth in DFC communities (grades 9-12) show an accelerated decline since 2003-2004 when compared to past 30-day use trends reported by YRBS youth in similar grades;
  • support for the notion that the DFC coalitions are maturing over time, and that the most mature coalitions are indeed having the greatest impact on use rates as they report lower rates of past 30-day use across all grades and across the three drugs reported on (alcohol, tobacco and marijuana).

PREVENT!
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Clark County
2500 NE 65th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98661-6812
Phone: 360-952-3397

Email: joy.lyons@esd112.org