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Why Does EPIC Exist?

In 2011, the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) was formed in Washington. CPWI focuses on providing substance use prevention strategies through local coalitions. EPIC was formed in 2012 after a survey identified Clarkson as having an above average rate of youth substance use compared to the state of Washington. The annual Community Survey helps to guide our work as we continue to work on lowering the rate of youth...

What is Upstream Prevention?

Imagine you are standing next to a stream. Suddenly you see a person in the water calling for help! You quickly pull the person out of the water and almost immediately notice a second person in the stream calling for help. You quickly pull that person from the water but yet another person is in the water calling for help. What is going on??? While you could continue standing at...