Fentanyl Overdose is Target for OD Free Marin

Fentanyl Overdose is Target for OD Free Marin

Coalition, formerly RxSafe Marin, focuses on emerging crisis of synthetic opioids San Rafael, CA – After success reducing the harm of prescription opioids in Marin County, a rebranded countywide coalition has set a new goal to reduce drug overdoses, with a special focus on fentanyl, in 2023.   Volunteer Jenny Schmidt shows a box of life-saving…

Marin Voice: Riotous Teen Behavior a Reminder of Communication Tools Parents Need
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Marin Voice: Riotous Teen Behavior a Reminder of Communication Tools Parents Need

When more than 100 youths, many believed to have been fueled by alcohol, took to the streets of Mill Valley after a party was ended by police earlier this month, they did not hesitate to disturb local businesses, throw cans and bottles at officers and jump on a police car. The riotous behavior of these…

Rainbow Fentanyl Alert

Rainbow Fentanyl Alert

California Department of Public Health Fentanyl (an extremely potent and dangerous synthetic opioid) continues to be a major contributor to drug overdoses in California, including among youth [1]. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard [2]: Emergency department visits related to non-fatal opioid overdoses in California’s youth ages 10-19…

‘Let’s Talk’ – a Valuable Toolkit for Middle and High School Families
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‘Let’s Talk’ – a Valuable Toolkit for Middle and High School Families

Program boosts awareness of underage substance use and mental health issues The third annual issue of Let’s Talk booklet has been distributed to 5,000 Marin County families of this fall’s sixth- and ninth-grade students at local public and private schools. This resource educates parents on how to practice positive ways to communicate, listen and connect…

An Exciting Opportunity in Opioid Overdose Prevention Work

An Exciting Opportunity in Opioid Overdose Prevention Work

We are seeking college grads interested in working as an AmeriCorps member for one year to learn about working in Public Health. This is a full time, paid hybrid role, with approximately 2 days per week in the office or the field, and 3 days working from home, starting October 15, 2022. Please review this…

The Fentanyl Crisis in Marin County: A Student Call to Action / Template Letter to Parents
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The Fentanyl Crisis in Marin County: A Student Call to Action / Template Letter to Parents

A group of Marin County High School student journalists gave a compelling presentation and an urgent call to action at our January School Law Enforcement Partnership (SLEP) about the Fentanyl crisis in Marin County. We are losing young people to tragic overdoses, and hosted a Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 29 to hear from directly…

Fairfax Rejects Application for Cannabis Dispensary

Fairfax Rejects Application for Cannabis Dispensary

by Adrian Rodriguez / Marin Independent Journal A proposal to open a cannabis dispensary in Fairfax has been denied. The Town Council voted 4 to 1 on Wednesday to reject the application to open a dispensary at 930 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. The company Element 7 proposed to replace Mana Bowls, an acai cafe, with…

One Pill Can Kill: Addiction, Loss, and Fentanyl
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One Pill Can Kill: Addiction, Loss, and Fentanyl

The epidemic unknowingly threatening Marin’s most vulnerable teens by Taylor Elliott and Keely Ganong / Redwood Bark “We were walking out the door when Trevor’s best friend knocked and said, ‘Gosh Michelle, I’m so sorry.’ I said, ‘What?’ He showed me his phone. It was a picture from Snapchat,” Michelle Leopold, whose son overdosed from…

OUR STORES, OUR FUTURE
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OUR STORES, OUR FUTURE

Ending Unsafe Alcohol Retail Practices Can Stop Underage Drinking Before It Starts Underage consumption of alcohol is both a strong predictor of problematic alcohol use later in life and the major influence on the leading causes of preventable death among adolescents: motor vehicle collisions, suicide, and homicide. Among high school students in California’s Marin County,…

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