Prevention: Clarity for Youth

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CLARE treats more than 3,000 addicts each year, and we understand that the most effective, cost-efficient intervention is one that takes place before someone develops an addiction.

Clarity for Youth provides at-risk young people with a safe forum in which to discuss the realities of substance abuse and develop essential life skills to help them cope with the stress of adolescent life.

Clarity for Youth is integrated into classrooms and after-school programs offering students a message of positive prevention through interactive hour-long classroom sessions.

The program includes:

• Group discussions and activities using Gilbert J. Botvin’s evidence-based “Life Skills Training” program
• Incorporates multimedia learning tools
• Produce “Reality Parties”, an educated event to help parents and adults understand the current teen party culture
• Individual counseling and therapy throughout the city of Santa Monica

These services build essential skills to help students make healthier choices about drugs and alcohol, and increase academic engagement and achievement.

CLARE uses three main prevention strategies:


Education through our
innovative  Life Skills


Individual & family
counseling and support


Project LEAD: empowering
young people to become

Our goal is to reduce underage teen substance use and the stigma surrounding mental health for generations to come.


Clarity for Youth Partners include:
LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District
LA Unified School District
Beverly Hills Unified School District
Westside Impact Project
South Bay Communities Creating Change
Beach Cities Behavioral Health Services

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