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Who We Are

A diverse group of people from Camarillo community working to reduce underage drinking and drug use. Our vision is for the youth of our community to reach their full potential and succeed as healthy, moral adults, unhindered by alcohol and drug use, each contributing in their own unique way to the community and world we live in

Our Vision

Our vision is for the youth of our community to reach their full potential and succeed as healthy, moral adults, unhindered by alcohol and drug use, each contributing in their own unique way to the community and world we live in.
 

What Drives Us

Driving us is the knowledge that saving children from using alcohol and drugs in their youth significantly decreases their chances of becoming addicted to these substances.

COVID-19 Director's Update

Camarillo, CA is a safe and beautiful community. With the additional challenge of all youth out of school, our young people are inundated by pressure from their peers as well as the media to engage in risky behaviors including alcohol drinking and drug use. It is our responsibility as adults in this community to take action to insure their safety.

One activity parents can do at home with their youth is the Quiet Moment. CLICK HERE to learn more on how to implement this program.

The Saving Lives Camarillo Coalition provides a mechanism by which community members can come together and work to help our youth make wise choices. Our primary efforts are devised to reduce alcohol and drug use as well as prescription medication abuse by minors.

Your input is valuable! Please join us at our upcoming coalition meeting or contact myself at [email protected]. I look forward to working alongside you in this important undertaking.

Rabbi Yaakov Cahnman
Community Director

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A Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment is a brief period of reflection or meditation at the beginning of each school day. Since the mid-1980s, the movement has gained adherents in the U.S. and beyond as many schools, public and private, have begun to start their days with a quiet moment of reflection.
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School Presentations

Saving Lives Drug and Alcohol Coalition has become a successful and vital organization affecting the community at large and the lives of our youth in the greater Los Angeles area. We provide drug and alcohol education workshops to the community free of charge. Please contact us to learn more about hosting a workshop for your organization. Learn more…

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking educates parents about the health and safety risks of providing alcohol to teenagers and increases awareness of and compliance with underage drinking laws. Learn more…

Lock Box

It is a no brainer for a adult to decide to lock up their gun in a lock box to prevent access to their children. What about Rx meds? You would be surprised to know that in recent years deaths due to prescription drug abuse exceed gun-related deaths by over 300%. Learn more…
 

About Us

Saving Lives Camarillo is one of approximately 750 coalitions in the United States funded under the Drug Free Communities Support Program. The coalitions are partially funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Police, (ONDCP), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA). Operating since 2009, the mission of Saving Lives Camarillo has been to reduce alcohol and drug use among Camarillo youth.

Our tasks have included:

  • Educating the community about current alcohol and drug use among Camarillo youth through sponsored education events and social media.
  • Informing the community about current trends in alcohol and drug use among minors.
  • Providing support and guidance to parents and grandparents.
  • Contracting for direct services to high and middle school youth.
  • Disseminating information about legal issues involving minors using chemicals, including our local Social Host Ordinance.
  • Monthly public coalition and task force meetings.


Our Team:

Rabbi Aryeh Lang – Executive Director
Yaakov Cahnman – Community Director
Alyson Lucas – Assistant Coalition Coordinator

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