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Help Prom Goers and Grads “Live to Celebrate Another Day”

Posted Mar 29th, 2012 by Brenda Danner  Category: Community Interest

 

Unison Behavioral Health Group has launched a prevention campaign designed to increase awareness of alcohol and drug use, misuse, and abuse during the 2012 prom and graduation season. The campaign targets Lucas County teens and their parents. One third of alcohol-related traffic fatalities involving teens occur during the prom and graduation months of April – June.

“We are especially concerned about the safety of teens now,” says Dr. Larry Hamme, Unison’s Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Hamme points to results from the 2011 Lucas County Health Assessment Project. The findings indicate that among 7th-12th graders, 27% of Lucas County youth approved of their friends and classmates drinking alcohol and 24% approved of them using marijuana.

Unison’s prevention campaign will launch on April 1, 2012 with the theme, “Live to Celebrate Another Day.” The objective is to raise awareness and encourage active campaign participation among Lucas County teens, their parents, school officials, and others whose influence may impact teen behaviors.

Below is a link to a public service (PSA) announcement developed by Unison and students from Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School. The PSA addresses the dangers of drinking and driving. We encourage you to share this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=datcqHjmKYg

For more information on Unison’s “Live to Celebrate Another Day” campaign, visit www.unisonbhg.org.

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