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Awareness Campaigns

The Council on Chemical Abuse participates in a number of state and national campaigns that raise awareness about addiction and substance misuse, prevention, and recovery.


Campaigns we participate in include:

Kick Butts Days


A national day of activism that takes place in March every year, encouraging youth to live tobacco-free.

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National Problem Gambling Awareness Month


A month-long campaign in March to draw attention to the issue of problem gambling, and to the availability of prevention and treatment.

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National Night Out


An annual campaign, held on the first Tuesday in August, to promote police-community partnerships and foster neighborhood camaraderie.

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National Recovery Month


A month-long campaign in September to highlight the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery, and honor the service providers who make recovery possible.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder


Also in September, this campaign is centered around FASD Awareness Day on September 9 to draw awareness to the risks associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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Red Ribbon Week


An annual campaign during the last week in October, during which students wear red ribbons to illustrate their dedication to living drug-free.

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Great American Smoke Out


Every year, on the 3rd Thursday in November, Americans are urged to stop using tobacco or to support and encourage a friend or loved one to stop smoking.

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Young Lungs at Play


An on-going campaign to eliminate children's exposure to second-hand smoke in parks and other public areas where children play.

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PA Stop


An on-going campaign through the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks and relationships between prescription painkillers and heroin use, and what to do when help is needed.

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