By Senators Owen, Amondson, L. Kreidler and Conner


     WHEREAS, The Governor has proclaimed April 14 to 20, 1991, as "Drug-Free Washington Week"; and


     WHEREAS, The only effective solution to the problems created by alcohol and drug abuse is to involve all elements of communities, including law enforcement, education, treatment providers, parents, youth, and other members of the public, in a long-term effort; and


     WHEREAS, Washington state has extensive networks of grassroots efforts, such as:  The Community Mobilization Against Substance Abuse process; the "FACE IT! Drug-Free Communities Are Up to You" public involvement campaign; the DWI Community Task Force efforts; the network of county-level drug prevention/early intervention specialists; Drug Abuse Resistance Education in school systems; and many other efforts being organized by citizens throughout the state, including those led by the Washington Substance Abuse Coalition; and


     WHEREAS, The contributions of youth to drug and alcohol abuse prevention and intervention efforts such as TOGETHER! Communities for Drug-Free Youth, school-based drug abuse prevention efforts, Stop Auto Fatalities Through Youth Efforts (SAFTYE), and other peer helper groups have been invaluable; and


     WHEREAS, Youth drug and alcohol abuse prevention and intervention efforts have involved a broad range of activities, including drug-free dances and recreational activities at schools, drug education, Students Against Drunk Driving, SAFTYE campaigns, and other community activities;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize and commend the many valuable contributions that youth have made to drug and alcohol abuse prevention and intervention efforts in Washington state and its communities.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8666,

adopted by the Senate April 16, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate