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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.

Upcoming Events

Cultural Fusion Fair

Apr 27, 2024 @ 1:00 pm
Terra Linda High School 320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA
Drew Robinson: A Survivor’s Story of Mental Health, Hope, and Recovery; Thursday May 9th / 5:00pm

Drew Robinson: A Survivor's Story of Mental Health, Hope, and Recovery

May 9, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
College of Marin – Diamond Physical Education Center 700 College Ave., Kentfield, California

May Mental Health Month Youth Art and Film Showcase

May 11, 2024 @ 12:00 pm
Terra Linda High School 320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA
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One Stride at a Time: 5K For Hope, Help, and Recovery

May 18, 2024 @ 9:00 am
McInnis Park 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, California
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Honoring Stories, Transforming Minds with Living Arts Playback Theater

May 21, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
Homeward Bound of Marin 1385 North Hamilton Parkway, Novato, California



All of our communities are impacted by the overdose crisis. We must come together to find solutions, save lives, and foster a healthier future for all in Marin.

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

Community Prevention Resources

Let’s Talk Booklet

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

This 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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Find Your Way

The purpose of the Find Your Way campaign is to promote help seeking and connection to local youth resources to support well-being.  This campaign, along with the Resource Guide, is designed by youth for youth and promotes messages that are accessible and relatable.  

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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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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.


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.

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Let’s Talk Cannabis

Get the facts you need to make safe and informed choices

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”.

Data and Evaluation


Read the latest articles on our spotlight blog.

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Mental Health | Youth

Behavioral Health Virtual Services Platform

In January 2024, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with Kooth and Brightline, is launching two behavioral health virtual services platforms for children, youth, and families. Launching as a part of the state’s CalHOPE program, with funding from the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative, a $4.6 billion investment in youth…

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Mental Health | Youth

California Department of Health Care Services announces partnership with Brightline

New Partnership Will Provide Virtual Behavioral and Mental Health Support for More Than Six Million Children and Families Across the State This First-of-its-Kind Innovative Investment by California Comes at a Critical Time for Youth Mental Health Across the U.S. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has selected Brightline to support the delivery of equitable, appropriate,…

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Find Your Way Youth Scholarship Opportunity – Apply by Sept. 19, 2023

Find Your Way is providing youth in Marin County with $500 for October 2023 – July 2024. We are looking for youth (ages 12 – 25 years) who are already participating in community programs in Marin County, or those who are interested in volunteering or participating in community work. Applications are due on September 19th…