National Prevention Week, May 18-24.

Kevin Sabet, PhD, featured Speaker at Marijuana Education Forum
April 2, 2014
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National Prevention Week is held each year near the start of summer. Summer is a season filled with celebrations and recreational activities where substance use and abuse can happen, such as graduation parties, proms, weddings, sporting events, and outdoor activities. National Prevention Week is timed to allow schools to take part in a prevention-themed event before the school year ends, raising awareness in students of all ages. The percentages of marijuana, cigarette and alcohol initiates among youth increase between spring (April and May) and summer (June and July)1, and the timing of National Prevention Week helps to educate young people and their families at this crucial time of year.  National Prevention Week 2014 is about Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future. 

For  more information about National Prevention Week, visit http://beta.samhsa.gov/prevention-week/about.

 

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