About This Site
This website is brought to you by the Washington State Health Care Authority and the Washington State Department of Health. It’s for young adults—18 to 20—who live and attend college or university in Washington State. And it exists to encourage healthy lifestyles and discourage harmful behaviors like underage alcohol or marijuana use.
Funding for the website comes directly from marijuana revenues as laid out in state Initiative 502 (I-502), now known as RCW 69.50.540, and from the federal discretionary grant, Partnerships for Success.
For more information on I-502 and the tax reforms defined in HB 2136, please refer to the full initiative: http://lcb.wa.gov/publications/Marijuana/I-502/i502.pdf
For more information on the Washington Health Care Authority’s prevention work, please refer to www.theathenaforum.org.
Where does the information on this website come from?
Our information comes from many sources—like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the American Medical Association.
We also use information from many of our partners, including the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, the Washington State Liquor, and Cannabis Board, Washington Traffic Safety Commission, and the Washington Poison Center.
If you’re curious about a specific piece of information, all sources are cited or linked when referenced.
What is the Rethinking College Drinking campaign?
Rethinking College Drinking is a campaign from the Washington State Health Care Authority. This campaign educates young adults attending college or university in Washington State about the health risks and other consequences associated with underage alcohol use. The campaign was informed by formative and concept testing research with young adults, ages 18 to 20, across Washington State.
What is the You Are campaign?
You Are is a campaign from the Washington State Department of Health. This campaign educates young adults attending college or university in Washington State about the health risks and other consequences associated with underage recreational marijuana use. The campaign was informed by formative and concept testing research with young adults, ages 18 to 20, across Washington State.
I don’t use alcohol or marijuana—why am I seeing ads for this website?
Rethinking College Drinking and You Are ads provide information on underage drinking and marijuana use to all college students, 18-20, in Washington State. We have no way of knowing if you drink or use marijuana.
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The Washington State Health Care Authority and Washington State Department of Health do not endorse or agree with every comment posted.