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.
Did you miss one of our Virtual Workshops, and want to know how you can access the information? Our sessions are recorded and available for you to view any time! Directly following an event - you can access all information and important links on our Events Page under "Event Details" and then under "Event Recap".
Links for our last two Virtual Workshops available below!
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.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) has released their 2020-2021 report of Lessons Learned from State Marijuana Legalization. Take a look to review some eye opening statistics on impacts thus far (especially as it pertains to Youth usage).
According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
COVID-19 Guideline's will be followed at drop off. We ask that you please wear your mask when rolling down your window to drop off with volunteers. Representatives from Oceanside SAFE, NCPD’s 4th Precinct and The Oceanside School District will be there to collect and greet you. Please no sharps or liquids!