Our mission is to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug use among youth by engaging in environmental strategies, programs and activities that create a safe, healthy and drug-free Oceanside community.
Thank you to the community members who #worepurple in support of International Overdose Awareness Day on 8/31/2020. Here in our beloved community of Oceanside we have lost far too many to this tragedy. Since COVID 19, almost all 50 states have reported increases in opioid related mortality as well as ongoing concerns for those with mental illness and/or substance use disorder. There has never been a more crucial time to increase awareness, evidenced-based services and to commemorate the lives we have lost.
Amazing job by the Oceanside High School Youth Council members on completing their underage drinking awareness campaign through Project Sticker Shock! A very special thank you also to local vendors who participated and supported this project, including: EGP Oceanside, JPauls Terrace Cafe, Moe's Southwest Grill, D'Cocco's Pizzeria, Naples Street Food, Bonbino's Pizzeria and Dirty Taco RVC. For more information, visits our events page!
Oceanside SAFE Coalition was so proud to collaborate in this project with our good friends at The Makeshift Movement & members of the Oceanside Community.
From May 4th - May 8th, The Makeshift Movement, in partnership with Oceanside SAFE provided a variety of content geared toward promoting mental, physical and spiritual health. Access to Wellness Week will remain on The Makeshift Movement's website for the month of May for anyone who may not have been able to partake in the weeks virtual events! Check it out!
Thank you to all the incredible participants who submitted photos for our National Prevention Week campaign! Check out our social media accounts (listed below) to see all the inspiring and wonderful messages shared from community members on how they practice prevention efforts in their professional and everyday lives.
Interesting article from The American Heart Association regarding the need for more research on how Marijuana can potentially effect the human body - especially the heart, as legalization and overall use increases throughout the United States.
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For more information contact The Mental Health and Wellness Center at Molloy College