Prevention Campaigns

Family Day

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 at Columbia University (CASAColumbia™) consistently finds that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs.

The Red Ribbon Campaign

The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-October 31 each year.

Lock Your Meds

The Lock Your Meds® campaign, created by the National Family Partnership, is a universal prevention campaign intended to save lives from prescription drug abuse. According to SAMHSA, every day, over 2,500 young adults begin experimenting with prescription drugs. In fact, prescription drug abuse is now the fastest growing substance abuse problem in America. Lock Your Meds® encourages people to secure and take regular inventory of their medication so it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Many adults may be unintentional suppliers and awareness is the key to ending this preventable epidemic.

Safe Homes, Smart Parties

The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 (NIDA, 2002). Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Safe Homes, Smart Parties is a statewide initiative developed by Informed Families and implemented by parents of teens and preteens to ensure that drugs, alcohol and cigarettes will not be permitted at parties held in their homes and discouraged at parties in the community

 

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