NEWS & VIEWS

Our media database includes the latest news footage and archives of past  articles from The Leeward Initiative. Here you will find the collection of publications and reports dating from the coalition's formation in 2016, all the way up to the present day. Check out some of our featured articles below and learn more about our efforts.

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MASON COUNTY YOUTH MARIJUANA USAGE INCREASES, ACCORDING TO SURVEY

May 18, 2016

The results [from a recent survey] were discussed during the inaugural planning meeting of the Mason County Substance Abuse Coalition, which includes representatives from law enforcement, schools, healthcare, public and mental health, non-profit agencies, youth-serving organizations, and others

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LEEWARD INITIATIVE ADDRESSING DRUG AND ALCOHOL ISSUES IN MASON COUNTY

September 14, 2017

A coalition formed in 2016 to tackle substance abuse issues in Mason County has formally launched its name and logo. The Leeward Initiative is a multi-agency group formed to address four priority areas: Underage alcohol use, synthetic drug use, use of opiates and heroin, and marijuana use among youth and pregnant/breastfeeding women.

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HOW ARE WE ADDRESSING THE OPIATE CRISIS?

July 25, 2019

Most of us have heard that our country is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Many people wonder what is being done locally to help combat this issue. Beginning in our planning phase, we knew that we needed to do our part to impact the issue. Together with our partners, we’re addressing the local opiate crisis by increasing resources and awareness, educating the community, and connecting prevention and treatment service systems.