RALI Ohio has a resource available through a partnership between Prevention Action Alliance (PAA) and the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of Ohio (RALI Ohio). to helps prevent substance misuse and promote mental health and wellness.

 

PAA provides resources and technical assistance to individuals, families and communities to help educate, empower and advocate.

 

In partnership with RALI Ohio, Prevention Action Alliance is offering a free one-year digital subscription to the Prescription Drugs & You Member Center to any organization that distributes at-home disposal kits from RALI Ohio.

 

Organizations can utilize media engagement tools to increase community awareness of Prescription Drug misuse and abuse. Community engagement resources provide prescription medicine safety tools in an easy-to-understand format and the social media toolkit offers a full month of medicine safety posts.

 

To claim your free digital subscription, go to https://preventionactionalliance.org/shop/prescription-drugs-and-you-membership/ and enter RALIOH21 as the coupon code at checkout.

 

Questions? Call 614-540-9985 or email contact@preventionactionalliance.org.

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Addiction Policy Forum and Ohio’s Prevention Action Alliance

Release Video for Teens About Brain Science of Addiction

‘Addiction & the Brain’ educates teens about how substance use affects the developing brain and the importance of delaying use

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- June 4, 2019 -- The national nonprofit Addiction Policy Forum and Prevention Action Alliance a statewide organization in Ohio, released Addiction & the Brain, a video for teens that explains how repeated substance use can hijack brain function, and the importance of delaying use until the brain has fully developed. By explaining the basics of neuroscience, teenage viewers will better understand why they should protect their brains from substance use during such a crucial phase of development.


“The earlier we educate young people about the effects of substance use on the brain, the better we will be able to decrease the risk of addiction,” says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, founder and president of Addiction Policy Forum. “It is important that we educate and empower kids when it comes to preventing addiction, not scare them or make them feel afraid to discuss the issue.”

Ohio is one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, but recent reports have shown that evidence-based programs implemented throughout the state have decreased drug overdose fatalities. The Prevention Action Alliance has played a crucial role in addressing substance use and addiction throughout the state through programs designed to assist healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of mental health wellness.

“We are proud to partner with Addiction Policy Forum in disseminating this valuable tool,” says Marcie Seidel, executive director of Prevention Action Alliance. “These types of free resources are extremely valuable to all communities working to reduce substance use disorders.”

This new video will help further the effort of both organizations to increase awareness about addiction among youth and prevent substance use and addiction in communities throughout Ohio and across the nation.

Addiction & the Brain is a youth-friendly version of Addiction Policy Forum’s What is Addiction? video which, upon its release in 2018, reached hundreds of thousands of households across the country.

About Addiction Policy Forum

Addiction Policy Forum is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters are located in Washington, DC with resources and services in every state.

For more information, please visit: https://www.addictionpolicy.org.

 

About Prevention Action Alliance

Prevention Action Alliance is a certified prevention agency leading the way in promoting healthy lives through the prevention of substance misuse and fostering mental health wellness for 30 years. PAA is nationally recognized for building networks that empower communities to create safe and healthy environments.

 

For more information, please visit: https://preventionactionalliance.org/

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/06/03/1862992/0/en/Addiction-Policy-Forum-and-Ohio-s-Prevention-Action-Alliance-Release-Video-for-Teens-About-Brain-Science-of-Addiction.html