2013: THE CAMPAIGN
The Herren Project has released the 2013 Project Purple Campaign components including flyer advertising, the Project Purple Pledge, Mass transit car cards & billboards. Click on the icons below to download and print Project Purple materials, educating others as to the startling facts of drug use amongst teenagers in the United States today and inviting your school or community group to stand up against Substance Abuse. Together we can make a difference!
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1 person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States.
1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood.
The estimated annual direct cost to our society resulting from substance abuse is more than 250 billion dollars.
32.9% of people needing treatment do not receive treatment due to lack of health coverage and cost of rehabilitation programs.
20.5 million people age 12 or older need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem but do not receive treatment.
7.5 million children under age 18 live with a parent with an alcohol disorder.
90% of addictions get their start in the teenage years.
On an average day in 2008, 4,365 Adolescents used an illicit drug for the first time.
In the US in 2008, almost 1/3 of adolescents aged 12 to 17 drank alcohol in the past year.