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                                 January 22 - 28th, 2018 will be the start of the sixth National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

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This is a fairly new observed event for drug prevention & drug free awareness, brought to us by the great minds at NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) and the NIH (National Institute of Health); This drug-free event was launched in 2010 and is now being observed by many drug free coalitions and hundreds of initiatives throughout America! We are seeing this event becoming as widespread and recognized as Red Ribbon Week! 

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is supported by many federal agencies, including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); the Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the U.S. Department of Education; the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Each agency will post National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week information on its website and encourage the development of special events linking experts to teens. We highly encourage your coalition to pick up and adopt this drug free event for drug prevention efforts. 

Some of the organizations that have been participating in National Drug & Alcohol Facts week include Drug Free Communities grant programs; various nonprofit organizations, high and middle schools; YMCA, 4-H Clubs, and other community-based organizations. This also includes state and local health departments; PTA groups; faith-based organizations; afterschool clubs; and more!

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is an annual event that we encourage you to celebrate with us to educate the youth and raise awareness on the dangerous facts revolving around alcohol and substance abuse use.  

With so many voices and opinions out there, it is important to understand the facts.

Made is that when you are a teenager (and even in their early twenties), still are growing and developing, and substance abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact. Another fact to keep in mind: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction over the years. 90% of Americans with problem substance abuse starting smoking, drinking or using other drugs before the age of 18. Drug addiction is considered by some health professionals to be a genetic disease, although this opinion is highly controversial it remains to be proven. 

As for drug use, experiences and individual reactions vary, it is important to understand the common risks and effects, both short- and long-term. Knowledge can be the key to better make their own decisions.

Information provided is not to avoid that anyone seeking medical treatment under the advice and care of your physician. A variety of substances offer potential medicinal value, but that does not deny its risks, especially when abused. Prescription drug abuse is on the rise so make sure you lock up your meds and join in on some of the new social norms campaigns revolving around "Pitch your Pills" 

 

Facts About Alcohol:

  • 88,000 deaths are annually attributed to excessive alcohol use
  • Alcoholism is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the nation
  • Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.5 million years of potential life lost annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death
  • Up to 40% of all hospital beds in the United States (except for those being used by maternity and intensive care patients) are being used to treat health conditions that are related to alcohol consumption
  • Alcohol kills more teenagers than all other drugs combined. It is a factor in the three leading causes of death among 15- to 24-year-olds: accidents, homicides and suicides.
  • Over time, excessive alcohol use, both in the form of heavy drinking or binge drinking, can lead to numerous health problems, chronic diseases, neurological impairments and social problems
  • Approximately 17% of men and 8% of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime
  • 40% of violent crimes occur under the influence of alcohol

 

             Facts About Drugs:

More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined.

In 2013, more high school seniors regularly used marijuana than cigarettes as 22.7% smoked pot in the last month, compared to 16.3% who smoked cigarettes.

60% of seniors don't see regular marijana use as harmful, but THC (the active ingredient in the drug that causes addiction) is nearly 5 times stronger than it was 20 years ago.

1/3 of teenagers who live in states with medical marijuana laws get their pot from other people's prescriptions.

The United States represents 5% of the world's population and 75% of prescription drugs taken. 60% of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them free from friends and relatives.

Many people who believe they are taking drugs such as MDMA (Molly or Ecstasy) may be getting bath salts instead

4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 1.6 percent) have used heroin at least once in their lives.

People who inject drugs are at high risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis C

You can be addicted to a substance or a drug by just using one time

Synthetic marijuana aka "Spice" or "K2" use has been linked to a rising number of emergency department visits and deaths - the chemical inside various forms of spice is not researched and highly dangerous