It’s springtime, the weather’s warming up, the greenery is lush, and school is ending! TIME TO PARTY!
Sound good? Well it does to teens and college students too! More than any other time, the end of the school year is when they first try substances. This is finals week for most undergrads and that’s why it’s also SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week—a perfect time to remind students (and all of us) about preventing underage substance use and substance misuse or abuse in general.
The three main goals of National Prevention Week are to raise community awareness, develop partnerships and collaborations, and to share resources about substance use prevention and mental health. In addition, it’s just a fun week to get together, have some sober fun, and maybe even learn something new! Daily themes this week are:
Here are some of SAMHSA’s suggestions for how you can be a part of the week and impact someone:
Be safe this summer, have lots of fun, and be an example to your community of sober living or responsible consumption.
Hunter Waters specializes in working with individuals and couples from an emotionally focused and existential perspective. He strives to understand how one’s relationships from childhood to the present are influencing the present situation, and how to empower the client to get their hands back on the wheel and oriented in their sense of purpose. To find out more about Hunter, click here, or click here to book an appointment.