Prevention

Mark Your Calendar: Planning Your 2023 Prevention Projects Made Easy

As we dive into 2023, we look forward to seeing the many projects our Youth Action Teams will complete this year! Below, we have provided a timeline of prevention-related cause awareness months, weeks and days to help you plan timely and relevant projects and events....

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

“Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.” This year on November 17, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day.”...

Participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is quickly approaching! Gather your unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to dispose of safely during the upcoming event. When: Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...

Make the Pledge

YOU can help prevent youth substance use! Parents are the #1 influence in a youth’s decision to avoid alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs. The good news is that MOST youth choose NOT to engage in substance use, and parents can help continue that trend! Did you...

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Join us as we observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2022. According to Penington Institute, the organization responsible for this international initiative: “International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the...