National Prevention Week starts Today, May 15th and The Center is your National Prevention Week headquarters!  National Prevention Week (NPW) is held during the third week of May as a reminder that awareness and prevention of alcohol and other drugs is essential especially since the Summer season is unofficially beginning. Summer is an exciting and long awaited season and is a season where kids have more free time, more unsupervised time and the initiation of substance use is at its highest.  Summer is filled with many opportunities including celebrations, and recreational activities where substance useoccurs, such as at graduation parties, proms, weddings, concerts and sporting events. To help keep kids heathy during this upcoming summer season learn howTo Make Each Day Count during National Prevention Week:

*    Check out NPW Webinars including Monday’s National Prevention Week ~ Make Each Day Count Live Kickoff featuring our very own Vernon Coalition!  Be sure to tune in at 11:00 am

*    Attend our Fatal Vision & Marijuana Simulation Prevention Toolkit Training on Tuesday, May 16th

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*    Share our daily Facebook and Twitter Posts that will feature articles, tips and useful tools for each NPW theme

*    Stop by The Center  during this week long observance for your Prevention Tool Kit and browse our library of evidence-based curricula

*    #PreventionPower. Go Live! on social media during #NPW2017 (May 14-20) and talk about one of the NPW daily themes. Then, challenge your friends or coworkers to do the same!

 

Looking for more ideas? Visithttp://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week for photos, event ideas, NPW prevention pledge and more.  Be sure to Make Each Day Count this week using NPW daily themes below and share with us so we can highlight your work!   

  • Prevention of Tobacco Use – Monday, May 15
  • Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse – Tuesday, May 16
  • Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse – Wednesday, May 17
  • Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use – Thursday, May 18
  • Prevention of Suicide – Friday, May 19
  • Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness – Saturday, May 20