High School Senior Shares Reasons to Celebrate Sober

As prom and graduation season approaches, this is a time when students, and their parents, celebrate their accomplishments.  The following was written by a graduating senior of Mercer Island High School.  It reminds parents that, while their children are graduating and entering adulthood, they still need your encouragement and reminders about why it is so important to keep making healthy decisions.  

Changing the Conversation about 4.20

By Julee Christianson

With support from Governor Jay Inslee (read his proclamation here), the Washington Healthy Youth Coalition is helping to change the conversation on April 20th from a cannabis culture celebration, to a day to talk with your kids about NOT using marijuana. Our goal is to support parents in talking with their kids to help them make healthy choices.

When is Marijuana “Poison”?

By Whitney Pennington, Education and Communications Specialist

Washington Poison Center

When most people think of the Washington Poison Center, they do not immediately think of alcohol and drug prevention but associate us with Mr. Yuk and childhood poison prevention.  In fact, whenever we are part of a conversation people often ask, “So why are you here?”  The reason is simple; over the 60 year history of the Washington Poison Center the types of substances we are called about have changed.