Stopping the disease of addiction before it starts to ensure healthy futures for America's teens

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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It’s Live! Santa Barbara Teen News Network (sbTNN) Season 5 Episode 2

In this episode…

  • Inside sbTNN:  Cast members show what it looks like to produce sbTNN and explain why it’s great.
  • Rock and Roll Music Scene:  Ryan and Veronika interview up and coming 3-piece Rock band False Puppet from Santa Barbara, California. The band, comprised of Channing Peake and brothers, Tyler and Brennan Benko play three songs that will rock you.
  • Vocal Music Scene:  Exclusive interviews with contestants at this year’s Santa Barbara Teen Star singing competition
  • Teens Doing Good: Not quite teens, brothers Jake and Joe Mansbach talk about their new nonprofit Kids4Foodbank Club and inspire people of all ages to get involved.
  • Youth Health: Hear what SafeLaunch Co-Founders, Recovery Road Medical Center’s Dr. Joe Frawley, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, and other community members say about the importance of the SafeLaunch Art Show, “Portraits of Addiction and Hope”. The show is installed at the TV Santa Barbara Community Art Gallery through April 10, 2014.

Media $500 Contest UPDATE: Deadline Extended!

5 Extra Days to Win $500 in the 2014 Media $500 Video Contest!

To accommodate students’ school commitments and Spring Break calendars, SafeLaunch has extended the Contest submission deadline until March 20. Go to The Contest Page to register.

Do it now! Click HERE.

2014 Media Media $500 Video Contest

2014 Media Media $500 Video Contest

 

Inside Santa Barbara Teen News Network

Watch the sbTNN cast discuss what they like best. To join them, email info@safelaunch.org now!