Have a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day from ACE! Also, don't forget we're in the midst of National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW), March 14th -20th. Every year, this week represents an opportunity to educate people about the dangers of inhalant abuse while supporting those who have been affected.
Though studies show use peaks in middle school, we realize persons of all ages are capable of abusing inhalants. Hard to believe? Please check out our message board to read personal stories, and general conversation going on around the issue.
We urge you to use NIPAW to raise awareness about inhalant abuse by holding special programs, town halls, or opening dialogue in your own home. If a specific school, business, community group or person in your area is recognizing NIPAW in any way, please email ACE at info@ConsumerEd.org and share what they are doing.
As we receive your stories and pictures, ACE will profile your community efforts on this blog!
Don't forget we have Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kits available in
English & Spanish, and available online for free downloading!