Tam district stops all classes for anti-fentanyl webinar

Tam district stops all classes for anti-fentanyl webinar

By KERI BRENNER | kbrenner@marinij.com | Marin Independent Journal Cross-posted from odfreemarin.org For the first time, the Tamalpais Union High School District interrupted classes this week for all 5,000 of its students at five high schools to deliver an important message. The message, relayed in a 45-minute districtwide webinar screened mid-morning on Thursday, was simple, but ominous: “Any pill,…

Medication Take-Back Month is April 2023

Medication Take-Back Month is April 2023

Don’t flush! Drop them off at a kiosk or mail them in for free. Learn where and how at https://odfreemarin.org/safe-medicine-disposal/ El Mes de Devolución de Medicamentos es abril 2023 ¡No los tires en la taza del baño! Déjalos en un kiosko o envíelos por correo es gratis. Aprenda cuando y como en: https://odfreemarin.org/safe-medicine-disposal

Marin Voice: Healthy adult modeling matters when it comes to substance-free youth events
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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 Documentary to be Provided to Marin Public Middle + High Schools
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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…

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…

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…

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