Local Project Purple Public Relations
Don’t forget to publicize The Herren Project’s Project Purple in your local media including newspaper and TV. Below you will find a pre-formatted press release to customize for your team. Fill in your team information including contact name, phone/e-mail, the date of the release and your team name in the title of the release and you are ready to e-mail or mail it out to your local media promoting your participation in the 2014 Project Purple initiative launch.
Together we can make a difference, celebrating life and supporting one another. Go Project Purple!
“The path you take is up to you. Make good choices, dream big, it is never too late.”
- Chris Herren
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.