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No Cost Drug and Alcohol Education

Lidia Harding
For parents Substance Abuse
fee alcohol drug education class

Thanks to ongoing support from the community YES is able to offer the East King County community free virtual Alcohol and Drug Education Classes (ADEC) for families. The two-and-a-half-hour intervention class teaches both youth ages 12-18 and their parents/caregivers about the impact of substance use, including nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and others.

Reflecting current substance use trends

The class is unique because the information that is shared comes directly from trends observed in the local school districts and communities. This provides immediate feedback and response to trends, challenges, and warnings.

“Hearing the students’ honestly describe their experiences using drugs and alcohol and how they felt after they were caught, was more powerful than reading statistics in a research study,” said a mother who recently attended ADEC.”

ADEC provides parents with the information they need to feel prepared to have these difficult conversations with their children and to approach them with compassion, options for support, and the next steps they can take together.

Breaking the cycle of addiction

Your continued support can help break the cycle of addiction by offering these prevention and education programs throughout our community.

“When we are able to give these tools and skills to youth and their parents/caregivers, they can continue to have these important conversations in their homes, which promote youth making healthier independent choices,” said Andrea Frost, Substance Use Education, and Prevention Coordinator and ADEC Facilitator.


Parents/Caregivers and teens attend together.

Offered virtually one Saturday per month during the school year. All classes are on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m. There is no cost for the class.

  • Learn the impacts of substance use on the developing body & brain
  • Learn where and how to turn for help–drug/alcohol, mental health, community supports
  • Learn how to make more informed decisions for your future—healthy coping  & decision-making skills


  • Registrations will be open until 5 pm each Wednesday before the Saturday class
  • We need a minimum number of registrants or the class may be canceled (you will be notified on the Thursday before class if this happens)
  • If you have registered for a class and are unable to make it, PLEASE notify the instructor, Andrea Frost, at

Click on a date below to register:

APRIL 20, 2024  |  MAY 18, 2024  |  JUNE 15, 2024

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