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The Marin Prevention Network is a collaboration of community coalitions, organizations and individuals actively seeking to change norms, policies, and laws that affect the availability, promotion, sale, and use of alcohol and other drugs. Our hope and goal is to create a supportive and healthy environment for all youth in Marin County.

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Take a look of a few of the countywide initiatives we are working on with our partners across Marin:

Community Prevention Resources

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School Communication Toolkit

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide schools K – 12 with communication to send out to parents and faculty about subjects related to substance use including root causes and protective factors. The School Communication Toolkit is a compilation of resources including letters, facts, and data for schools to use and customize for your needs. The toolkit is accessible to all schools in Marin County and is sorted by subject matter.

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Let’s Talk Booklet

Check out the brand-new Let’s Talk Booklet – a comprehensive toolkit for navigating teen substance use in Marin County.

This brand-new resource includes information on how the teenage brain works, why substance use is a big deal, definitions of common substances, tips for providing support, and more!

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Numb or Nourish

Pause, Reflect, Decide is a 3-step sequence that teaches how to take a moment to pause, to reflect on how we can best take care of ourselves, and to make a conscious decision.

Underage Cannabis Use

Cannabis and Vaping Education and Community Outreach

Cannabis and Vaping Education and Community Outreach

MPN has become concerned about the high rates of cannabis use among young people in Marin. A substantial body of research shows that when youth under the age of 26 use cannabis frequently or heavily for “recreational” purposes, they can experience a wide range of adverse effects, including altered brain development, impaired decision-making, poor academic performance, diminished life satisfaction, cannabis dependence and addiction, and other mental health problems.

Cannabis Decoded

Cannabis Decoded

Cannabis Decoded is a Youth Marijuana Education Initiative from the County of San Mateo. This initiative was launched in partnership with the San Mateo County Youth Commission to educate youth and young adults about the facts on cannabis use. This campaign aims to provide reliable, factual information so that young people have the tools they need to make informed decisions that impact their health and futures.

Underage Alcohol Use

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Raising the Bar

The Raising the Bar Campaign aims to elevate kids’ experience in youth-oriented programs by changing the social norms around the consumption of alcohol and other substances. Parents, program directors, and community members work together to promote healthy choices and keep youth events substance-free.

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Social Host Ordinance

All cities in Marin, as well as Marin County itself, have adopted some form of “Social Host” Ordinance. Social Host Ordinances generally provide for a violation when there are “two or more minors at a place, residence or other private property”, and “alcoholic beverages, marijuana or other controlled substances are possessed or consumed by one or more of the minors”.

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Medication Take-Back Month is April 2023
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Medication Take-Back Month is April 2023

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Raising the Bar
Underage Alcohol Use | Youth

Marin Voice: Healthy adult modeling matters when it comes to substance-free youth events

By Lisa KleinMarin Independent Journal For 12 of the past 13 years, Marin ranked as the healthiest county in California in nearly every measurement. The glaring exception is in areas related to adult alcohol use. According to data collected by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute for the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report,…

Screenagers: Under the Influence
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Screenagers: Under The Influence Documentary to be Provided to Marin Public Middle + High Schools

Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age, the third feature documentary in the Screenagers trilogy, delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. In partnership, MCOE and HHS have purchased the rights to the film and will be provided to all public…