the millions of Americans affected by addiction
who want to be part of the solution.
Adolescent substance use
poses a serious mental health threat which can
result in lower achievement, damaged
relationships, addiction, and early death.
Addiction is a chronic brain disease that is
treatable, but not curable. Since 90% of
addiction roots in early first exposure,
preventing this early onset disease must become
everyone’s priority. We embrace scientific
evidence to inform adolescents, parents and
decision makers about the fragility of the
developing human brain.
SafeLaunch was founded by parents who believe
that preventing childhood exposure to alcohol,
tobacco, marijuana and other drugs is as
important as preventing childhood diabetes or
any other preventable disease. We welcome anyone
who shares our vision to join us in going
upstream to protect youth... before they fall
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SafeLaunch mission is to prevent adolescent
exposure to alcohol and other drugs known to
cause substance use disorder and addiction.
Working together with people like you, we're
raising awareness that nine out of ten people
suffering from substance use disorder began
using before age 18 and that substance use
disorder is preventable. We provide parents and
decision makers with the information and support
they need to prevent adolescent exposure.
Please join us. More information at
brain is the repository of our humanity, wisdom,
our ability to love,
learn, create, compute, compose, contemplate,
think, to remember,
to feel empathy for others, to engage in justice
These natural rewards are the essence of human
We are united in a passionate desire to protect
the minds of our most vulnerable - the children.
This is not a war on drugs:
it is a defense of children’s brains.
– Dr. Bertha Madras