DAP at San Rafael Lodge 1108

The mission of the Elks Drug Awareness Program is to promote constructive and cooperative approaches to the prevention of the use of illicit substances by the youth of the United States of America. As the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States, the program relies on state, district and Lodge volunteers to promote a drug-free lifestyle. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society but strongly believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country we must educate our youth ― and those who serve them ― in the dangers of using drugs and alcohol, smoking and vaping.

The Drug Awareness Program at Lodge 1108, under the direction of Committee Chair Lynn Fox, Ph.D., along with the Core Team of the DAP Committee, is the preeminent leader in our region in the prevention of youth drug use through education and inspiration. We are very proud of our dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to this most noble cause.
Lodge 1108 and our DAP Committee are the hosts of many important events, articles and conferences that bring together some of the brightest minds in local, regional and national efforts in the battle against substance abuse. The Lodge brings together educators, law enforcement and government agencies in review and the dissemination of the most timely and relevant materials currently available.

Press Releases and Articles

Dr. Lynn Fox Honored with 2020 Distinguished Citizen Award
Smoke Free Marin Coalition: Smoking & Vaping Worsen Virus
Virtual Ways to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

JUNE - SUMMER VACATIONS ARE TEMPTATION TIMES FOR KIDS - Booster, June 2022

Proms, graduations and summer vactiona see increased use of alcohol, marijuana and opioids...Read more HERE

MAY - CAMARENA AWARD DINNER & CEREMONY - Booster, May 2022

This year saw the Camarena Award being presented to two very worthy recipients - Deputy Josie Sanguinetti for 2022 and Corporal Mark Reishchel for 2021... Read more HERE

MARCH - FENTANYL:  SPOT THE WARNING SIGNS OF OPIOID ABUSE - Booster, March 2022

With the prevalence of fentanyl overdoses and youth deaths, parents, educators and professionals need to be concerned... Read more HERE

FEBRUARY - COUNTERFEIT PILLS: ONE PILL CAN KILL - Booster, February 2022

Counterfeit pills are widely available and easy to purchase. They often contain fentanyl or methamphetamine...Read more HERE

JANUARY - HUMAN and SEX TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH - Booster, January 2022

HART - The Huckleberry Advocacy & Response Team sees human trafficking as a symptom or larger vulnerabilities... Read More HERE

2021 BOOSTER ARTICLES

OCTOBER is a GREAT TIME TO LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES - Booster, October 2021...Read more HERE
AUGUST is NATIONAL WELLNESS MONTH - Booster, August 2021 ... Read more HERE
JUNE - FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE - Booster, June 2021...Read more HERE
MAY- MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH - Booster, May 2021...  Education is the Key ... Read more HERE
APRIL: HOPE, FAITH, HELP and HEALING - Booster, April 2021 - New beginnings and opportunities...Read more HERE
MARCH CAN BE A WONDERFUL MONTH: HEALING is on the way -Booster, March 2021... Read more HERE
FEBRUARY: a MONTH THAT SHOULD BE FILLED WITH LOVE AND HAPPINESS - Booster, February 2021...Read more HERE
JANUARY: COVID, DRUGS and SEX TRAFFICKING - Booster, January 2021... Read more HERE

2020 BOOSTER ARTICLES

SPEAK UP! Correct False Information About Marijuana Use - Booster, November 2020....Read more HERE

Red Ribbon Awareness Month - Booster, October 2020....Read more HERE

New CDC Data Confirms Concerning Trends in Youth Marijuana Use - Booster, September 2020... Read more HERE

Effects of Marijuana on Adolescent Health - Booster, August 2020... Read more HERE

Summertime and Youth Binge Drinking - Booster, July 2020.... Read more HERE

Vaping, Smoking and COVID-19 - Booster, June 2020.... Read more HERE

COVID-19: Potential Implications...Substance Abuse Disorders- Booster, May 2020....Click HERE for full article

Camarena Award Dinner & Ceremony - March 2020

The DEA and the Elks National Drug Awareness Program (DAP) teamed up to work in close collaboration, developing numerous educational products, such as flyers, pamphlets, videos, and educational events,on various aspects of drug awareness offering information for parents and youth. Click HERE for full article

CONFERENCE: Drugs and Our Community - Negative Impacts and Connecting for Positive Action - October 2019

The highlight of the 2019 Lodge 1108 Drug Awareness Program was a comprehensive 2-day interactive conference, held on October 17 & 18, 2019, that focused on the effects of drugs in the community and how the community can come together for positive actions. The conference was a great success with over 100 people attending.  Click HERE for information on the important event

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Elks National Drug Awareness Program

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program strives to teach all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and prevent the abuse of legalized and prescription drugs. Since 1982, the Elks have developed an effective, community-based drug-prevention program by partnering with federal agencies including the Drug Enforcement Agency, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Sub-stance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and national organizations such as Pride Youth Programs. These partnerships en-sure the Elks Drug Awareness Pro-gram addresses the leading drug abuse issues facing communities today.

Taking pride in Community and in Youth. Taking action to Educate and to Inspire!