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Alcohol and Drugs: Real stories, Tools, and Tips

Click on the image below to read other South Bay teen's reasons to say "I'll pass," when it comes to things that hold them back, like drugs and alcohol.


Check out these resources for trusted tips and facts

Info on alcohol and avoiding peer pressure

As a young person you are faced with many challenges, but few have the potential to affect your life in a more significant way than the decisions you make about alcohol and drugs. (NCADD)

Drug guide: the science behind what each drug does to your brain and body. The website also has interactive videos, posts, blog, and more! (NIDA)

Teen Activities in the South Bay

Coffee Cartel Poetry Open Mic
*Every Tuesday night!*

Just beyond the windows of Redondo Beach's Coffee Cartel, an electric world of words awaits. Four minutes at the mic... and the rest is up to you. (South Bay Magazine)


Arts Expression Shows led by local teens; music, poetry, dance, improv, photography, film and fun. Leadership & Service-Learning Groups. Our mission is to give youth the opportunity to find their passions and purpose in life, thereby reducing risky lifestyles.

Beach Cities Free Fitness Weekends is a partnership between Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness and local fitness studios and gyms to provide more opportunities for you to be healthy and have fun being physically active!

The Annex in Palos Verdes

Looking for a place to meet your friends after-school and on the weekends? Check out The Annex for activities, music, computers, reading materials, and GameCube/PlayStation2 video games!

Manhattan Beach Teen Center

Programs, activities, and events, like snowboarding trips to Big Bear, dodgeball, and video game days!

Torrance Teen Events

Pizza, fun programs, Torrance Youth Council, and more!

Redondo Beach Teen Center at Perry Park

Five pool tables, XBOX, PS2 and Nintendo Gamecube systems, two foosball tables, arcade video games, a ping pong table, three large televisions, an overwhelming stereo system, board games, arts and crafts, a nice patio and more!

Hermosa Beach Parks & Recreation

Classes and activities year round!

National Campaigns


E-cigarettes pose risks to health and give big tobacco companies big opportunities. Click above to read more (

Stay original. Be yourself. Live above the influence. Be sure to check out their YouTube channel!

Only 8% of teens still smoke. Finishing the job will come down to you. Be creative. Enlist friends. Spread truth.