To stay drug-free, we must keep our minds and bodies active. As well as knowing your family’s history for the risk of addiction can help stop addiction before it starts. Filling your life with things that make you happy and surrounding yourself with positive people can influence your life choices.
Preventative steps that you can take to stay healthy:
- Regular exercise, meditation, and talking with someone you trust
- Find a therapy program or counselor to help you cope
- Fill your life with things that make you happy. whether it’s a healthy relationship, an activity, or a hobby
- Be aware of your risk factors, such as a family history of addiction
- Surround yourself in a nurturing, safe and stable environment
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or substance misuse, get help now:
- Mental Health and Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties (MHRB)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Wayne and Holmes Counties
Red Ribbon Week will take place October 23-31, 2021. What is Red Ribbon Week? Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.
We have teamed up with OneEighty, a local organization that provides many services to our community including addiction and substance use disorder services, to bring you tips and information pertinent to Red Ribbon Week!
Learn more about OneEighty by visiting https://www.one-eighty.org/.