Youth (ages 12-25), parents, and community members are invited to... Learn about current substance use trends and understand the negative effects of vaping, JUULing, & binge drinking.
Recognize the difference between recreational use and addiction. Hear from parents and students with lived experience. Understand how self-medicating can mask the symptoms of mental illness. Learn to tell when youth are using and how to engage them in conversations.
Find out about local support resources.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UCSB, CADA, ISLA VISTA COALITION FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES...
PANELISTS INCLUDE... Parents and students with lived experience, ER Doctor, local providers working with youth and substance use challenges.