iKnow! What’s Trending – Snaps and Pokes

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Parents, are you in the know when it comes to the technology your youth might be using? We recommend reading this article from the Drug Free Action Alliance (DFAA)

ADAMS COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL Event Focusing on Preventing Drug and Alcohol Use Join Us to TAKE ACTION FOR A POSITIVE CHANGE

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FACT: Marijuana and alcohol use among teens is rapidly rising in Adams County.
PROBLEM: Teen drug and alcohol use negatively impact every area of a teen’s life and negatively impacts our community.

JOIN US TO: Get the Facts; Get Resources; Get Help; Get Connected; Get Inspired; Get DINNER FREE
Date: Monday, December 5th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Conference Center
Address: 1500 E 128th Ave. Thornton CO, 80241

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Lisa Boesky, TV Guest Expert, National Speaker and Author, "It’s your choice!"
Don Quick, District Attorney, 17th Judicial District, "It’s our job!"
Hosted by:
Adams County Youth Council, Adams County Youth Initiative, and The North Metro Drug Task Force
For more information contact: Becky Hoffman, Adams County Youth Initiative, beckyhoffman@acyi.org

Marijuana Legalization: A Bad Idea

What effects would legalizing marijuana have on our society and our families?

The Office of national Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released a fact sheet recently containing information addressing the big questions related to marijuana legalization.

Is marijuana use harmful?
Would legalization increase use?
Increased tax revenue offset by other social costs?
Effects on the justice system?
Would drug violence be ended?

If you have ever asked these questions, you are encouraged to download and read the fact sheet, released in October 2010, which is available here

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet & Prescription Drug Abuse


We just added two informational items to our Homepage.

One about a prescription drug take back day happening on September 25, 2010 in Westminster and Commerce City, CO.

The second item is an information fact sheet from the DEA about prescription drug abuse.

Links Added

Over the past several weeks a wealth of good information has been uncovered by Westy CAAT. We try to put the most relevant information on our Home Page but this time we had to add some information directly to our Links Page. Head on over and check out the Parents and Educators sections.