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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Proclamation

Post Date:01/10/2019
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Proclamation

WHEREAS, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
(NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health, in
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in accordance with other federal and private partner organizations,
to encourage teens to ask questions about drugs, drug abuse, alcohol, and alcoholism, and receive scientifically based
facts and answers in return; and
WHEREAS, from that day forward, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week ® will occur in the winter with an
annual seven-day celebration, anchored by NIDA’s and NIAAA’s, National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, an annual
event that provides high school students across the United States with the opportunity to ask questions of the Nation’s
leading experts in the field of drug abuse, alcohol, and addiction via a web “chat”; and
WHEREAS, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week ® is a celebration of the inquisitive minds of teenagers and
encourages them to ask questions about drugs, drug abuse, alcohol, and alcoholism and get scientifically based answers,
without judgment or biased comment; and
WHEREAS, the National Institute on Drug Abuse stimulates most of the world’s research on drug abuse and
addiction and can offer science as a key element of the national and community conversation about drugs; and
WHEREAS, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism stimulates most of the world’s research on
alcohol and alcoholism and can offer science as a key element of the national and community conversation about
alcohol; and
WHEREAS, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week ® celebrates the efforts of national and community
organizations working with teens to encourage this science-based conversation about drugs, drug abuse, alcohol, and
alcoholism; and
WHEREAS, the Curry County Office of Substance Abuse Prevention requested Curry County, New Mexico to
officially launch our local efforts by working with the local school districts to disseminate information through the use
of morning announcements and social media, as well as local radio channels and websites.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Curry County does hereby proclaim January 22 - 27, 2019, as
"National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week ® ” and encourages its citizens to participate in the activities planned during
the week.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here unto subscribed my name to be affixed this 10th day of January 2019.
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