At its core, Santa Clara County DADS is focused on the prevention of substance abuse problems in the community. As such, DADS takes on the responsibility of educating children, parents, families, and communities on the facts behind substance abuse causes, symptoms, and outcomes.
Currently in our community, as well as in the larger society, the issue of marijuana is at the forefront of political and social disclosure. There are many questions yet to be answered with regards to dispensary regulation/elimination, state and federal legislation, enforcement, and societal/political views. However, one aspect of the marijuana issue that is generally agreed upon by all sides is the importance of youth prevention