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A new club at Mercer Island High School is offering a safe haven for students who want to steer clear of marijuana, alcohol and other substances, and is in turn inspiring others to make that choice too.

Mercer Island’s S.A.F.E. Club (for Super Awesome Fun Events) was initiated by senior Sarah Stewart, who transferred from a high school in northern Michigan where problems with substance abuse among her peers were rampant. She was joined in forming the club by her younger sister, sophomore Hannah Stewart.  S.A.F.E Club members appearing in the photo above are Brian Oppenheim, Hannah Stewart, Sarah Stewart and Ben Berejka.

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Prepare for one of the most important conversations you may ever have with your kids about underage drinking (or other drug use). SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” app is available on desktop computers and on the go from the App StoreGoogle Play™, the Windows® Store, and Windows® Phone Store.

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 The holiday season is a time of joy, giving thanks and  celebrating with family and friends.  Not a time to be marred by  the memory and sadness of a loved one involved in a fatal  traffic collision. 

 The sad truth is that impaired driving is the leading cause of      traffic deaths in Washington, and these deaths are preventable.  The Washington Traffic Safety Commission reports that from 2008  through 2014, more than 1,100 people died in impaired driving collisions in Washington. Impairment is a contributing factor in nearly half of all traffic deaths, and more than 20 percent of serious injury collisions.

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