Preventing addiction where it begins 90% of the time: with early first exposure to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Flights Above Addiction

Flights Above Addiction is a traveling teen art and aviation program that informs communities that addiction is a preventable chronic brain disease contracted in adolescence 90% of the time.

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Media $500 Contests

Media $500 Contests invite secondary students to produce compelling art and media illuminating the risk of early alcohol, tobacco, and other drug exposure.

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Science of Addiction

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.

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Can you prevent overdose? Kelly wants you to know.

We express our condolences to every parent who has gone through the pain of addiction, overdose, and death of a child. These tragedies will be far less frequent when every adult takes responsibility for protecting everyone’s child from early drug and alcohol exposure. We don’t let children run into the street. Don’t let one be exposed to intoxicants. Until there is a test for immunity from addiction, the only option is to protect all children from exposure.

Know that brains are still developing until age 25; know that growing brains learn chemical dependency better than fully mature brains.

Watch Kelly’s heartbreaking story, and then light a candle for the other 3,000 people (somebody’s child) who will lose their life to addiction this month.


Santa Barbara

Kayla Peach Memorial Foundation & SafeLaunch Present Good Choices Family Health Fair

Fun & Games! Healthy Food! Entertainment!

Families are invited to a FREE event the Estrella Warbird Museum in sunny Paso Robles on May 3 from 12 to 4pm. Nonprofits and local health conscious businesses are invited to share what they have to offer families and residents of Paso Robles and the surrounding communities. SafeLaunch will be bringing DJ, their airplane shaped like a canvas for youth to paint! Don’t miss it!

Nonprofits and Businesses register for a booth using the form below.

SafeLaunch Flights Above Addiction sets off for El Monte with the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills

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SafeLaunch and the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills to Paint an Airplane at the San Gabriel Valley Airport

SafeLaunch is bringing their healthy teen program “Flights Above Addiction” to the San Gabriel Valley Airport at 4233 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte, California on Saturday, May 9 at 2pm.

This will be the ninth SafeLaunch “Flight Above Addiction” event in California, where youth are invited to paint their dreams for a healthy future, a future free from the disease of addiction, onto a Cessna Skylane. The artists for this event are youth from the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills in Monrovia. The public and press are invited to see the art come to life between 2 and 4pm. The Cessna is a focal point for the addiction prevention organization SafeLaunch, co-founded by Ron Cuff and Janet Rowse. Promoting a science-based approach to addiction prevention, SafeLaunch offers teens opportunities to raise awareness about the threat of addiction to youth. “A 14-year old, if exposed to any addictive substance, is up to six times more susceptible to this incurable disease than an adult, according to recent research from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University,” Ron Cuff says. “SafeLaunch invites youth to focus on the beauty of life and the many ways that they can achieve a natural high,” states Janet Rowse. “We encourage everyone to learn the facts about addiction, and to do everything possible to stop this preventable disease where it starts 90% of the time… with adolescent exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs”.

For information about SafeLaunch visit To sponsor this event, contact

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