Parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the Internet and celebrities.

Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.

Help your teen stay safe and make healthy choices by:

  • Talking and listening regularly
  • Making it clear that you do not want him or her drinking or using drugs
  • Being directly involved in your child’s everyday world
  • Setting limits

Find more information at drugfree.org/prevent. [Recources Page]

Prescription Take Back

Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 10am–2pm at Tualatin Police Department  [Events Page]

Did you know that medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning?  Just as disturbing, are the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse among teens.  A National study, conducted last year by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the MetLife Foundation, found that 49% of teens who misuse or abuse prescription medicines get them from a family member or friend.  More often than not, these drugs are found in our medicine cabinets.

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. For further information, contact Jennifer Massey with the Tualatin Police Department, 503.691.4846.

'Your Voice, Your Vote': Regulating and legalizing of pot in OR

The Harmful Truth About Marijuana and Our Youth

Monday, April 7th, 2014, 5:30pm–7:30pm at Tualatin High School Commons  [Events Page]

Join Tualatin Together and Tigard Turns the Tide for a FREE dinner and discussion to hear about the evolving marijuana environment in our community. Childcare and translator provided.

Featured panelists include Eric Martin, M.A.C., CADC III, CRM, Adjunct Faculty member with the University of Oregon and Rob Bovett, J.D., Legal Counsel and Policy Manager for the Association of Oregon Counties.

Visit our Facebook page for more information on this upcoming event!

'Your Voice, Your Vote': Regulating and legalizing of pot in OR

Originally posted at KATU.com [article]

Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden; Rob Bovett of Association of Oregon Counties; state Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland; and Geoff Sugerman, co-author of the medical marijuana dispensary bill join KATU's Steve Dunn on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 to discuss issues related to local governments and whether they want dispensaries, and the legalization of pot in Oregon.

Click on the video player below to watch the show.

THANK YOU to those who participated in the Community Champion Breakfast.  Click on the link for the presentation below to learn more about what is happening in our community.  Tualatin Together's Program Director is happy to come to your organization, place of business or grouping of parents/youth, to share the presentation and talk about the strategies the group work sessions created. 

Cyndy Hillier
Community Coalition Coordinator

Download Presentation Here

Tualatin Together is about the Tualatin community working together to educate youth and parents about the risks involved in underage drinking and drug use, reduce the access and availability, and provide positive activities and adult support that will help our youth make good choices.

Alcohol and drug use by our youth is unhealthy, illegal, and can lead to risky behavior such as unwanted sex, violence, and criminal activities. It is also strongly related to poor academic performance, higher rates of auto accidents and youth suicide. Unfortunately, it is a common perception by many youth that alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs are not harmful to their health.