Take the Pledge – The National Prevention Week Pledge
Posted May 20 2012 11:08am
National Prevention Week is a new annual health observance supported by SAMHSA that celebrates the work that community organizations and individuals do year-round to prevent substance abuse and promote mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being.
National Prevention Week starts today, May 20, and continues through May 26, 2012, and this year’s theme is We are the ones. How are you taking action? Here’s the week’s celebrations at a glance:
National Prevention Week 2012 Themes
Monday, May 21
Prevention of Underage Drinking
Tuesday, May 22
Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Use
Wednesday, May 23
Prevention of Alcohol Abuse
Thursday, May 24
Friday, May 25
Promotion of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Well-Being
Everyone can play a role in prevention. Small actions can make a big difference! You can help prevent substance abuse and promote mental health in your own life and the lives of those in your community by participating in the “ Prevention Pledge ” and taking one or more of the following actions:
Talk to others about the prevention of substance use and the promotion of mental, emotional and behavioral well-being.