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Campaigns and Identfied Awareness Weeks

Iowa Campaigns

  • Iowa Mentoring Partnership (January) January is Mentoring Month. Sponsored by Iowa Mentoring Partnership.
  • Take Five (March 5)
    Take Five Minutes to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs. A campaign sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa. March 5th is designated as Iowa's "Take Five Minutes to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs" Day.

  • Red Ribbon Campaign (October 23 - 31) A year-round campaign with a kick-off week in October to encourage commitment toward a drug-free lifestyle in Iowa communities and schools.

  • Get a Grip Program providing strategies for addressing alcohol and traffic safety issues across Iowa as well as issues students face in their lives. An annual conference is held each summer on the Iowa State University campus.

  • The Power of Grandparents To help grandparents know what to say about drugs and how to say it, the Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa created a booklet containing a few age appropriate and easy-to-follow tips. The guide tells how to initiate a discussion about drugs with grandchildren, and how to keep the conversation going. To learn more about the Power of Grandparents, and how you can help prevent substance abuse and promote positive behavior.


National Campaigns:

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  • National Mentoring Month Sponsored by the National Mentoring Partnership. See also Iowa Mentoring Partnership

  • National Drug Facts Week (Jan 25-31 2016)
    National Drug Facts Week was organized by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to shatter the myths about drugs.








  • National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
    Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Family Day (Last Monday in September)
    The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) sponsors Family Day, A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children. This annual event which takes place on the fourth Monday of September, is an initiative to reduce substance abuse among children and teens throughout America.




  • World AIDS Day (December 1)

  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
    National Impaired Driving Prevention Month was established by congressional legislation and presidential proclamation in December 1982 because the Christmas - New Year's period is typically one of the higher risk times on our roads due to a sharp increase in drinking and driving.


  • SADD Students Against Destructive Decisions.

  • MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

  • Above the Influence
    This campaign site reflects what teens across the country have told us is going on in their lives, and provides perspective on what influences they face every day.
  • The Anti-Meth Campaign
    A portion of the Media Campaign is directed specifically toward the consequences of methamphetamine use and abuse. This site showcases the various advertising and communication vehicles used by the Anti-Meth Campaign to prevent meth use, dispel the myth that meth treatment does not work and get people who need help for meth use into treatment.

  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
    Includes a comprehensive database of what drugs look like and what they do, resources for parents on how to raise a drug-free child, and answers to questions on many drug-related topics.

  • Stop Impaired Driving
    From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA seeks to develop partnerships to cooperatively save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related healthcare and economic costs resulting from impaired driving (alcohol and other drugs).