Register Your Team!
Schools, Universities & Community Groups
Register your Project Purple team today. In just a few minutes your team will become part of the Project Purple initiative and join others across the country as we stand up against substance abuse. Please be sure to get permission from your school administration or community group leadership prior to registering to participate in Project Purple.
“You don’t need Drugs or Alcohol to change who you are, You are perfect the way you are.”
- Chris Herren
The estimated annual direct cost to our society resulting from substance abuse is more than 250 billion dollars. — National Institute of Drug Addiction
32.9% of people needing treatment do not receive treatment due to lack of health coverage and cost of
rehabilitation programs. — SAMHSA
90% of addictions get their start in the teenage years. — The Partnership at Drugfree.org
In the US in 2008, almost 1/3 of adolescents aged 12 to 17 drank alcohol in the past year. — SAMHSA 2010
1 person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States. — The Partnership at Drugfree.org
1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. — The Partnership at Drugfree.org
20.5 million people age 12 or older need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem but do not receive
treatment. — SAMHSA, 2010
7.5 million children under age 18 live with a parent with an alcohol disorder. — SAMHSA, 2012
On an average day in 2008, 4,365 Adolescents used an illicit drug for the first time. — SAMHSA 2010