April 2017 Newsletter

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 April  2017 


 Taos Alive has been working steadily with local organizations to create a stimulating environment for our Youth after the release of a recent article about how Iceland combatted teen substance abuse: Offering Clean EntertainmentInspired by this model and to encourage more collaboration with Youth, Taos Alive is hosting a Special "Youth Activities Focused" Coalition Meeting on April 5th,  to brainstorm with Teens and Youth Leaders on increasing clean events and activities.

Taos Alive's Media Workgroup & Alcohol Policy Workgroup have collaborated with the Taos High School Media Class for "The Truth Tour": creating Media exposing the Truth about Alcohol.  "The Truth Tour" will present its work to parents and the community May 12th- Stay Tuned for more information.

Our RxDrug Safety Workgroup is collaborating with Taos High's Community Service  Class to bring awareness to their peers surrounding RxDrug Abuse and Mental Health. Listen for their Radio Public Service Announcements on KCEI 90.1!

  #LITLifeInTaos, an events hub for our younger community is up and running. We are populating it with more youth events content. Please send information to Taos Alive about your Teen Event  so we can include it on LITLifeInTaos!

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS

On April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. TAOS ALIVE and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

Unused Prescription Drugs can be disposed of at anytime. This National Take Back Initiative educates the public on the dangers of keeping Rx Drugs around the home and where to dispose of unused pills.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

APRIL MEETINGS


Taos Alive Coalition- 4/5 1:30-3:00pm
Alcohol Policy - 4/11 10-11:30am
Rx Drug Safety - 4/20 12-1:30pm
Media Advisory - 4/25 10:30-12pm


Visit TAOSALIVE.ORG for more information on our meetings. Learn how you can get involved by visiting our site or Contact Us. 

Events & News 

Taos Alive Highlights-  "The Bassmint" + "Breaking The Silence" - Cultural Energy 90.1 KCEI
Taos Talks -  4/12, 4/26 - Taos Alive Radio on 93.5 KNCE

Wet 'N' Wild Easter - 4/8- Town of Taos:  11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Rx Drug Take Back- 4/29 -  Check in April for Location Drop-off Points



"Iceland Succeeds at Reversing Teenage Substance Abuse..." Promoting alternative recreational activities, strengthening family ties, improving self-efficacy...

"70 Percent of U.S. Workplaces are Affected by Opioid Painkiller Abuse"

"More Than 80 Percent of Patient Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds, Study Shows"

"Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say" 

A COMMUNITY UNITING TO CREATE A SAFE, SECURE, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE FREE LIFE FOR TAOS YOUTH

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