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
32.9% of people needing treatment do not receive treatment due to lack of health coverage and cost of
rehabilitation programs. — SAMHSA
7.5 million children under age 18 live with a parent with an alcohol disorder. — SAMHSA, 2012
1 person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States. — 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
The estimated annual direct cost to our society resulting from substance abuse is more than 250 billion dollars. — National Institute of Drug Addiction
1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. — The Partnership at Drugfree.org
90% of addictions get their start in the teenage years. — The Partnership at Drugfree.org
On an average day in 2008, 4,365 Adolescents used an illicit drug for the first time. — SAMHSA 2010
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