Learn how drugs impact the brain at presentation

May 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 9, 2015

Chemical dependency counselor Jerry Blackburn will share how drug use impacts the brain at a May 11 presentation.

In “The Neurological Aspects of Drug Abuse,” Blackburn, a faculty member in Bellevue College’s chemical dependency counseling program, will explain complicated neurological concepts in a way that’s easy to understand.

The presentation, which includes a light dinner, is from 5-6 p.m. May 11 at Issaquah City Hall’s Eagle Room, 130 E. Sunset Way. After the presentation, community members are welcome to stay for the regular meeting of the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition.

Email Pat Castillo at bjager1205@gmail.com to RSVP for the presentation.

Support the Drug Free Community Coalition by taking survey

May 9, 2015

NEW — noon May 9, 2015

The Drug Free Community Coalition is asking for your help.

Fill out a survey by May 30, and encourage others to do so as well.

The information will give the coalition a baseline to evaluate the progress of the coalition and Healthy Youth Initiative programs over the coming years. The survey is important for the organizations’ future success. Both help youths with substance abuse issues.

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Overall winner — ‘Life is Beautiful’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Trevor Thacker-Beach won the overall prize, along with a $1,ooo grand prize, in the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition’s annual Influence the Choice video contest. Learn more about the contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Alcohol category (first place) — ‘Remember’

April 22, 2015

Liberty High School student Anna Woldstad earned first place in the alcohol category for this video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Alcohol category (second place) — ‘Influence the Choice: Alcohol’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Evan Minicucci earned second place in the alcohol category for this video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Alcohol category (third place) — ‘Influence the Choice: Alcohol’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School students Terrence Steenman and Frank Sparling earned third place in the alcohol category for this video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Marijuana category (first place) — ‘Dare’

April 22, 2015

Liberty High School student Ashton Herrild earned first place in the marijuana category for this “Dare” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Marijuana category (second place) — ‘Influence the Choice Marijuana’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Autumn Maddux earned second place in the marijuana category for this “Influence the Choice Marijuana” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Marijuana category (third place) — “Artificial Happiness”

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Bennett Lees earned third place in the marijuana category for this “Artificial Happiness” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

Prescription drugs category (first place) — ‘Hooked’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Jeremy Millar earned first place in the prescription drugs category for his “Hooked” video.

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