Welcome to the 82nd CASCWA State Conference:  Student Success By Design
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Santa Barbara, California Area
The SafeLaunch mission is to protect youth from drugs and alcohol because the adolescent brain is up to 600% more susceptible to addiction than one that is fully developed.

Adolescent substance use poses a serious mental health threat, with lowered academic achievement, lost potential, damaged relationships, brain damage, addiction, and early death the unfortunate results. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that is treatable, but not curable. Statistically, only one out of ten people treated for a chemical addiction maintain their sobriety over the course of their life.

Since 90% of addiction roots in early first exposure, preventing this disease must become everyone’s priority.

SafeLaunch is focused on protecting youth from harm. By embracing current scientific evidence to inform adolescents and adults about the human brain, SafeLaunch inspires the message that prevention requires education and action… because addiction isn’t a choice.

SafeLaunch was founded by three parents who believe that preventing children’s exposure to alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs is as important as preventing childhood diabetes, lead poisoning, or any other preventable disease.