LIGHT & UNITE PURPLE!
Join The Herren Project and light the night Purple! On January 11th-14th, 2013 landmarks, buildings and homes across the world united in Purple. Join us in 2014 and light up your home, purchase a purple sting of lights, light bulb or spot light. To light up large buildings or landmarks use the film gel Rosco #2009 Storaro Violet. They are available in large sheets 20”x24” and sold by the sheet. To order or for more information, please visit: http://www.barbizon.com/product_info.php?products_id=2107. Show your support for all those affected by substance abuse. Light the Night · Show Support · Stand Together.
Please Note: (Excerpt from Rosco Web Site).
Most light fixtures can be covered using the 20”x24” sheets. Every light is different and each will accept the filter in its own way. Some fixtures may have a slot for sliding the filter in, others may necessitate a little more creativity to attach the filter in front, which may be as simple as a little tape. You’ll want to leave some separation between the filter and the actual lamp itself, as the lamp itself can get quite hot. Securing the filter to the glass lens of the luminaire (not the lamp or bulb) is best. Try to cover the entire lens or opening because any white light that escapes can overpower the purple light.
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.