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"You Can" Campaign Posters

The You Can campaign is brought to you by the Marijuana Prevention and Education Program within the Division of Prevention and Community Health at the Washington State Department of Health. This prevention campaign is designed to educate 12- to 17-year-olds about the risks and consequences of marijuana use.

Three different posters are available from the ADAI Clearinghouse; find them by searching the poster section of the online catalog:

  • Be Who You Want to be
  • Turn Your Dream Into Reality
  • Marijuana Can't Graduate. You Can.

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Inhalants

This factsheet for teens provides facts about inhalants. It describes the long- and short-term effects and lists the signs of inhalant use. The factsheet helps to dispel common myths about inhalants. View PDF

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Cocaine

This brochure for teens provides facts about cocaine. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of cocaine use. The brochure helps to dispel common myths about cocaine. View PDF

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Methamphetamine

This factsheet for teens provides facts about methamphetamine. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of methamphetamine use. The factsheet helps to dispel common myths about methamphetamine. View PDF

Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts
Pre-Teen Alcohol Prevention Brochure

This factsheet is a prevention resource written specifically for preteens and teens. It compares the myths with the facts about how common alcohol use is among youth. This fact sheet can also help you start a conversation about underage drinking and alcohol misuse. View PDF

Other Favorites:

Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Provides teens with answers to frequently asked questions about marijuana, including what it is, who uses it, how it affects a person physically and mentally after short- and long-term use.

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.

Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response Series

This series is designed to encourage young people in grades five through nine to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain.

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use

This booklet produced by Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington Social Development Research Group, offers information, resources, and practical advice for parents about:


  • Effects of marijuana on adolescent health
  • Techniques for talking to your child about marijuana
  • What to do and how to help if your child is using marijuana
  • Basics of the new marijuana law in Washington state

Please browse the ADAI Clearinghouse online catalog for all your back to school needs, and feel free to visit the ADAI Clearinghouse Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm to see what is available and pick up large quantities.

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Washington State Prevention Summit Registration is Open

Date: November 6-7, 2018

Location: Yakima Convention Center
10 N. 8th St.
Yakima, WA 98901

About the Summit
The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.

For more information, visit our website at

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Get Ready for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2019

The most successful National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) activities start with early planning, and January 22-27 will be here before you know it!

Stuck on how to get started? Check out these ideas from previous NDAFW event planners for inspiration.

  • Think beyond the school day. Conduct events with afterschool programs, clubs, or sports teams.
  • Build drug and alcohol facts into creative assignments such as videos, art projects, and creative writing assignments, to be displayed during NDAFW.
  • Use the morning announcements to shatter a different drug myth each day during NDAFW.
  • Host an information session for parents and community members.
  • Create a series of social media messages or posters to help youth understand the real stats on drug and alcohol use.

Visit NIDA's website for teens to get more facts and resources about drugs and alcohol year-round.

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Also of Interest:

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and September 9 - 15 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Many organizations have created information and lists of resources to share.
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Resources for Suicide Prevention Week.

1 in 5 College Students So Stressed They Consider Suicide (CBS News).

Bullying Prevention
This School Year, Let’s Erase Bullying (SAMHSA Blog).

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: How Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Can Help Prevent Bullying more information.

Resource: Learn About Marijuana E-Learning Modules from ADAI. These short, interactive modules answer frequently asked questions on topics related to marijuana.

Information about vaping and JUUL: Check out the King County Tobacco Prevention Program’s blog series and the new CDC resource for back-to-school information about vaping and teens.




      September 12, 2018

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