New Informational Tools
The Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (AR-SEOW) recently posted new resources on the Prevention Works website. Informational tools created through AR-SEOW highlight substance use data. All tools are available for download from the website, or you can request printed versions for free through the website or by contacting us.
The Great American Smokeout
The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 16. This event provides smokers a wonderful opportunity to take an important step towards a healthier life. The American Cancer Society says to “encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day.” Smoking is still the largest preventable cause of death and diseases in the United States. Quitting smoking is an important lifestyle change, which prevents and reduces the future risk of cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit the website.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Saturday, Nov. 18, is the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. “Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.” The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or texting TALK to 741741. For more information, visit their website.
Arkansas Take Back
The Oct. 28 Drug Tack Back Day has passed, but that doesn’t mean you missed your opportunity to dispose of unused or expired medications. Permanent collections sites are available throughout the state. For a map and list of locations, visit the collection sites section of the Arkansas Take Back website.
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