Aiming to increase young people’s awareness of alcohol-related harm and encourage them to lead an alcohol-free lifestyle, the Department of Health (Hong Kong) launched the “Young and Alcohol Free” publicity campaign last year and the GIF design contest is one of the key initiatives of the campaign. Submissions were invited in March this year and nearly 200 animated GIF entries were received under two categories, namely the Family Category for local primary school students along with their parents, and the Secondary School Category for students from secondary schools. Prizes in each category, including the Best Animated GIF Award, the Most Popular Award and the Most Active Participating School Award, were presented at today’s ceremony.
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A complete list of all award winners is available on the DH’s “Change for Health” website. For details, please visit www.change4health.gov.hk/en/alcohol_aware/youngandalcoholfree/gifcontest/index.html
From the agency DMO, comes this campaign on the risks of the alcohol in teenagers. It is direct and incisive. You can follow the rest of the campaign in Instagram and Twitter, across the hastag: *Nomoredestroyedbrains
Let´s Talk Drugs a ProjectKnow.com podcast.
ProjectKnow.com aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content as well as the introduction of content from our sister site Child.net (launched 1998, now merged here), and a national directory of teen resources, addiction therapists, treatment centers, and sober living providers, we educate in simple language. While ProjectKnow.com is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer a referral service that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with use, abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.
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ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.
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of different campaigns run under Parents Empowered.
Kids are surrounded by pressures and influences. Make sure you are armed with the latest and most accurate info — so you can be the best influence possible.
By Vermont Department of Health
The Council on Substance Abuse – NCADD has launched “It’s My Time” Underage Drinking Campaign at Alabama State University.
According to NIAAA, in 2013, 59.4 percent of full-time college students ages 18–22 drank alcohol in the past month compared with 50.6 percent of other persons of the same age. In the case of binge drinking, 39 percent of college students ages 18–22 engaged in binge drinking (5 or more drinks on an occasion) in the past month compared with 33.4 percent of other persons of the same age. In the case of heavy drinking, 12.7 percent of college students ages 18–22 engaged in heavy drinking (5 or more drinks on an occasion on 5 or more occasions per month) in the past month compared with 9.3 percent of other persons of the same age.
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Drug and alcohol education at home: Secondary School children from PLC Perth on Vimeo.
The Fathering Project is a core partner of The University of Western Australia who have provided significant support since our inception including administrative, financial, research and support services through the Office of Development and Faculty of Medicine.
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Modelling good behaviour around drugs and alcohol from PLC Perth on Vimeo.
On average, UK children have their first whole alcoholic drink at just aged 13, and this is overwhelmingly in a family setting, as it should be, there is however, a world of difference between sips on special occasions and whole drinks.
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The Matthew Project works with individuals of any age and also communities affected by substance misuse. “The Matthew Project is a value driven charity, seeking to make a real difference through compassion, innovation, integrity and excellent work practices. No matter what people face, we refuse to compromise on hope. We are an organisation that seeks to serve people in need.”
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The Matthew Project | No Compromise from Lambda Films on Vimeo.
Have you ever witnessed a situation that did not seem right, but you did not intervene and later wished you had? Perhaps you thought you should not get involved, or that someone else would help… or maybe you did not know how to help. In situations where someone might be harmed or is struggling, there is often someone else who notices the warning signs. What if that someone stepped up and helped? What if that someone made a difference in the outcome?
Step Up is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that uses workshops and communications to teach community members how to be that someone who steps up and helps others. Launched at American University in summer 2014.
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