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National Prevention Week
EventMay 20-26, 2012
National Prevention Week is a new SAMHSA-supported annual health observance that will celebrate the work that community organizations and individuals do year-round to help prevent substance abuse and promote mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being. This health observance is an opportunity for community members to learn more about behavioral health issues and get involved in prevention efforts that can continue throughout the year.
National Prevention Week will be held in May 2012, near the start of summer and the perfect time for communities to come together and rally around prevention. Summer is a season filled with celebrations and recreational activities that can potentially be linked to substance use and abuse, such as graduation parties, proms, weddings, boating, and camping excursions. National Prevention Week 2012 is also timed to allow schools to take part in a prevention-themed event before the school year ends, raising awareness in students of all ages.