Need Purple Inspiration?
Invite Notable Alumni to Make a Project Purple PSA: From athletes to business owners – every school has an alumni looking to give back.
Make Your Own PSA: Grab your classmates or teammates and create your own PSA or music video encouraging your peers to stand up to substance abuse!
Make Purple Shirts & Ribbons: Collect a purple shirt from your closet or purchase some purple ribbon and create awareness ribbons for your school!
Create Signs, Poster and Displays Advertising Your Project Purple Activities! Use your imagination and accesorize – if you can dream it, you can do it!
Make Go Project Purple Head Bands: Use purple sports wrap to make headbands or purple bandanas to keep your hair under cover.
Donate Your Time Volunteering…Purple Style! The OBX Project donates their time at the local ASPCA – making videos to help animals down the road to adoption.
Go Project Purple Shoelaces: Encourage your sports teams to support Project Purple and lace up your cleats or sneakers with purple shoe laces.
Mentor Younger Students & Athletes…Purple Style!
Encourage the younger students in your town to make good choices. Lead by example and show them positive ways to have fun.
Go Project Purple Headbands and Armbands: Don’t be left behind – Stand up against substance abuse and Go Project Purple!
The estimated annual direct cost to our society resulting from substance abuse is more than 250 billion dollars. — National Institute of Drug Addiction
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
1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. — The Partnership at Drugfree.org
1 person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States. — The Partnership at Drugfree.org
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
On an average day in 2008, 4,365 Adolescents used an illicit drug for the first time. — SAMHSA 2010
32.9% of people needing treatment do not receive treatment due to lack of health coverage and cost of
rehabilitation programs. — SAMHSA