Prevention of Tobacco Use – Monday, May 16
Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse – Tuesday, May 17
Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse – Wednesday, May 18
Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use – Thursday, May 19
Prevention of Suicide – Friday, May 20
Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness – Saturday, May 21
National Prevention Week 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 filled with celebrations, and recreational activities where substance abuse can happen, such as graduation parties, proms, weddings and sporting events. Check out NPW themed newsletters, share our daily Facebook and Twitter Posts and stop by The Center during the week long observance for your Prevention Tool Kit!
To be part of National Prevention Week “I Choose” Campaign, send your picture and “ I Choose” message to [email protected]. It’s your pledge to stay healthy!
Looking for more ideas, visit http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week for webinars, NPW prevention pledge and more!