Just Say Something Forges Ahead in 2019!
In 2018, even as the opioid epidemic raged across the nation, opioid addiction wasn’t the only threat… Just as the prevention community warned, Juul became the e-cigarette of choice among youth thanks to appealing flavors, high nicotine content, and high tech design, which has led to a vaping epidemic. The passage of legal marijuana laws in some states has resulted in increased heavy marijuana use among youth despite the promise of adult-only access to legal marijuana. The synthetic opioid, Fentanyl continued its deadly assault on users, thanks to its “ingredient status” in what is sold as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine, etc. And now, after many years, there has been a resurgence in meth because it’s cheaper and more potent than opioids.
Despite these and other setbacks, Just Say Something never wavered from its mission, but soldiered on to provide 2,300 hours of tobacco and other drug prevention programs to parents and youth. And Just Say Something will continue its mission into 2019 and the years to come. Because if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that encouraging parents and communities to have open and honest conversations about substance use often times leads to successful, substance-free youth. And that’s our mission. So, #JustSaySomething to your kids about the dangers of substance use. #StartTalking.