It’s Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!

Mar 14, 2023 | Health Highlights, News

National Alcohol and Drug Facts Week (NADFW) is an annual event that takes place March 20th– 27th. The event aims to increase awareness about alcohol and drug use among young people and to debunk common myths and misconceptions related to substance use. In support of this effort, Mid-State Health Center plans to utilize their social media platforms throughout the week by sharing resources, educational materials, and statistics on drug and alcohol use specifically designed for parents and educators.

Mid-State Health Center RISE Recovery Programs

In addition to offering behavioral health services, Mid-State Health Center offers recovery support services to everyone in the community. Mid-State’s RISE Recovery services include an Intensive Outpatient Program, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), as well as Recovery Support Services.

Though Mid-State’s RISE programs are for adults 18 and over, they want to stress the importance of empowering teenagers with accurate information about drugs and alcohol.By doing so, the hope is that they can make informed decisions and resist peer pressure.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), alcohol and drug use among teenagers can have serious consequences, including poor academic performance, impaired driving, and even death. By participating in NADFW, Mid-State Health Center hopes to create a safer and healthier future for our young people. 

Please follow Mid-State Health Center’s Facebook page @midstatehealthcenter for drug and alcohol facts all week long and visit our website for more information on our RISE programs:  Where your care comes together.