On September 30, 2022 President Biden signed a proclamation declaring October National Youth Substance Prevention. As stated in the proclamation:
Preventing substance use during adolescence has been shown to significantly reduce the chance of developing a substance use disorder later in life. For every dollar we spend today on effective school-based prevention programs, we save $18 in the future by avoiding potential medical costs and boosting productivity on the job. Prevention programs also make young people less likely to one day have children who use substances, highlighting the far-reaching value these efforts have across generations.JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., Proclamation on National Youth Substance Use Prevention
How can we participate on a local level in prevention efforts? As as adult/parent/guardian you can:
As a Young Person what can you do to support prevention in our community?
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