Narconon Arrowhead Takes Part in National Prevention Week

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National Prevention Week focuses on community involvement, partner engagement, and resource sharing.

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Narconon Arrowhead staff, and program graduates who gained sober lives from Narconon Arrowhead treatment, are taking part in the “I Choose” Project for National Prevention Week.

National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is observed during May every year. It is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and dedicated to raising public awareness of, and action about, substance abuse as well as mental health issues. Individuals, and community organizations and coalitions are encouraged to join in promoting prevention strategies, in educating other people about substance abuse and related issues, and in building community partnerships.

The Voice of One, the Power of All is the National Prevention Week theme for 2015, and the annual observance is scheduled for May 17th through May 23rd. Community involvement, partner engagement, and resource sharing is facilitated by focusing on specific prevention issues throughout the week:

➢    Prevention of Tobacco Use on Monday, May 18th.
➢    Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Abuse on Tuesday, May 19th.
➢    Prevention of Opioid & Prescription Drug Abuse on Wednesday, May 20th.
➢    Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use on Thursday, May 21st.
➢    Prevention of Suicide on Friday, May 22nd.
➢    Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness on Saturday, May 23rd.

People in communities across the nation are encouraged to join with others in their community, and with local community organizations and coalitions to help educate about and promote prevention strategies, and help in building community partnerships.

National Prevention Week “I Choose” Project

National Prevention Week is a time set aside to help others see that prevention does work.
Narconon Arrowhead staff, along with graduates who have gained sober lives from Narconon Arrowhead treatment, are participating in the National Prevention Week “I Choose” Project in support of substance abuse prevention, and drug prevention education.

Oklahoma-based Narconon Arrowhead is a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education center dedicated to year-round drug-free rehabilitation of the addict, and drug prevention education. The “I Choose” Project is a way for Narconon Arrowhead staff and those living sober lives as a result of the Naronon Program to set a positive example, inspire others, and make a difference for the better.

Each Narconon Arrowhead participant is submitting a photograph of themselves holding a sign bearing a personal message about substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, sobriety, helping others get sober—whatever is meaningful and personally important to share with others—to SAMSHA.

The Narconon Arrowhed “I Choose” messages will be of hope, of help, of choosing life through treatment, of choosing prevention for health and happiness, or choosing not to give-up when trapped in the prison of addiction.

The photographs of each person with his or her special message for National Prevention Week, once submitted and reviewed by SAMSHA, will be posted in the SAMSHA “I Choose” photo gallery.

Narconon Arrowhead participants celebrate The Voice of One, the Power of All theme by sharing their individual voices, and the collective power of their true-life messages of substance abuse prevention, successfully overcoming substance abuse, and helping others reclaim their lives from addiction and alcoholism.

Drug Prevention Education

In addition to participating in the “I Choose” Project for National Prevention Week, Narconon Arrowhead continues to make drug prevention education services and materials available to parents, educators, law enforcement, community leaders, schools, church and youth groups, and local businesses.

For more information on National Prevention Week see the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration website. To contact us go to http://www.narcononarrowhead.org or call 800-468-6933.

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