National Prevention Week 2014 is set to begin May 18, and drug-awareness events are being planned around the country.
The Week, organized every year by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is intended to raise young people's awareness about substance abuse and mental health issues. SAMHSA says the week is scheduled for early summer because that's the time when most teens first get introduced to alcohol and drugs. You can find out more about National Prevention Week here.
As part of the Week, the Center for Prevention & Counseling in Newton, New Jersey is planning to hold a program called “Hidden In Plain Sight”, which will teach parents where alcohol and other drugs are commonly hidden in a teenager's bedroom.