Daybreak Youth Services is excited to announce the launch of a series of free educational forums related to the disease of addiction. We’re calling the series Conversations with the Community.

The inaugural forum, which will be held on Wednesday, February 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Daybreak Youth Services (11910 NE 154th St., Brush Prairie, WA), will focus on Young People & Addiction: Separating fact from fiction.

The event will kick off with a presentation on the neurobiology of addiction by James Jensen, Clark College instructor and addiction counselor, followed by a panel discussion of the myths and stereotypes associated with the disease. Panelists to be announced in the coming days.

Those who attend the event will learn how effective communication can reduce the stigma of addiction, and tours of Daybreak’s new Brush Prairie facility, the RWC Center for Adolescent Recovery, will be available.

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For educators: Continuing Education Units will be available upon request.


Young People & Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction
February 21, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Daybreak Youth Services, 11910 NE 154th St., Brush Prairie, WA
Cost: Free

About Daybreak Youth Services

Daybreak Youth Services is a nonprofit provider of adolescent addiction and mental health treatment services in Washington state. With inpatient facilities near Vancouver (Brush Prairie) and Spokane, the organization provides safe and secure environments where adolescents ages 12-18 can commit to their recovery while engaging in school and recreation. Daybreak also offers inpatient psychiatric evaluation & treatment services for teens with acute mental health issues and co-gender outpatient programming in Spokane and the Vancouver area. To learn more, visit