Family Day ®
Celebrated in late September, Family Day® encourages families to eat dinner together at least four times a week. This simple act has been shown to dramatically reduce drug and alcohol use among our youth. Hectic work schedules, after-school activities and time spent with school friends often interfere with dinnertime. Yet research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University consistently finds that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. Created by CASA in 2001, Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children is a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce substance abuse among children and teens. Parental involvement is the most potent weapon in preventing substance abuse among youth!