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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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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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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on the last day of May. This tobacco holiday was created to bring greater awareness to the harmful effects of tobacco.

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