I recieved this e-mail today and want to pass it along to all of you.
My name is Tracy Farmer and I’m from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's (SAMHSA's) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). I have been reading your blog and I sincerely appreciate the experiences you share with your readers. Also, congratulations on becoming a Parent Ambassador with the Partnership at Drugfree.org! As you share your experiences to help others, and work with Drugfree.org to help prevent substance abuse, I wanted to share a quick announcement from our agency that I thought you and your readers might be interested in.
SAMHSA is sponsoring a new PSA contest that will help kick off National Prevention Week 2012. We are asking for 18 to 25 year olds who are taking action in their communities to prevent substance abuse to create a 15 or 30 second PSA that embraces the theme We are the ones. How are you taking action? The PSA should address what the young adults are doing in their daily life or in their community to prevent alcohol and drug abuse and promote emotional well-being.
More information about the contest, including the grand prize and contest rules, is available at http://challenge.gov/samhsa. If you have any questions about the contest, please don't hesitate to ask. I hope you will help spread the word and support the challenge through your blog, because through this initiative we hope to show that even small actions can make a difference in preventing substance abuse. Also, if you would be interested in receiving future information from SAMHSA, please let me know.
Tracy Elise Farmer, M.B.A.
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857