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,…

Social Host Ordinances Hold You Responsible… Whether You Are Home Or Not
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Social Host Ordinances Hold You Responsible… Whether You Are Home Or Not

This article was written on February 7, 2019 by MHYP who gave permission to reprint here. Just as several hundred Drake High School students headed to their annual Winter Formal dance on January 25, 2019, some students sought an alternate entertainment option — a house party. Widely publicized on social media, the teen party was…

Resiliency During COVID-19
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Resiliency During COVID-19

This article was written on April 9, 2020 by MHYP who gave permission to reprint here. We are living in an unprecedented time. Our young people are in uncharted waters and may need extra empathy and patience. How we, as parents and caregivers, cope with sheltering in place provides a unique and rare opportunity to…

Johnny’s Story
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Johnny’s Story

Johnny’s Story was written on December 16, 2019 by Laura Stack who gave permission to reprint here. Laura@JohnnysAmbassadors.org Johnny Stack was born on February 7, 2000 and died by suicide on November 20, 2019 at the age of 19. He was an incredibly intelligent, funny, charming, handsome young man, which you can see in his tribute video….

This Is Not The Pot We Grew Up With

This Is Not The Pot We Grew Up With

Article by: Tracy Foose, MD, Anxiety Specialist and Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine Teenagers rail against hypocrisy. Challenging the views of one’s parents and seeking personal truth is a generational right-of-passage, a healthy part of growing up human. So with the legalization of cannabis, it’s fairly inevitable that parents of teens find themselves struggling…

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