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Donald Trump’s Drug Prevention Policy…So Far

November 10, 2016 4:37 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,

On November 8th, the country made its choice regarding which candidate it wanted as its next Commander-in-Chief. Amidst the tumult, uncertainty and fair amount of political venom of one of the most bizarre and divisive presidential election cycles in modern American history, it would appear that the dust of campaign season is beginning to settle; and while many are finding the results to be problematic and unsettling, institutional consensus dictates the country move forward and that President-Elect Trump focus on policy. This includes taking on the drug addiction problem that has become the most deadly and pervasive public health issue facing the United States, claiming over 47,000 American lives at its peak in 2014.

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2016 Red Ribbon Week Spreads Awareness of Drug Addiction

October 31st marked the conclusion of this year’s Red Ribbon Week, a nine-day event meant to spread awareness and education regarding the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. Red Ribbon Week was established by the National Family Partnership, an organization established in 1980 by parents affected by drug addiction in their families in an effort promote empowerment and action. Since their inception, they’ve become a national leader in prevention, education and advocacy on a mission to lead and support American families in nurturing the full potential of healthy and drug-free youth. This year marked the 31stanniversary of Red Ribbon Week, the organization’s flagship event.

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Holding Them Accountable: Find Out Where Your Candidates Stand on Addiction Treatment

October 26, 2016 4:35 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,

As coverage of the 2016 presidential election dominates virtually every media outlet in the country, far less attention is being paid to the down-ballot races that will be decided on the same day. We’ve only recently begun to hear about the importance of these contests, and it’s been largely in relation to the race for the White House. On November 8, 2016, Americans will determine the outcome of 469 separate elections (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) that will arguably prove to have more impact on their everyday lives than who’s sitting in the Oval Office. This is an opportunity to affect real change in their community and let their voices be heard.

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