June 26th is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, as designated by the United Nations. It is an "expression of[the UN's] determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse," according to the official website.
2016 Theme: Listen First
Watch the "Listen First" video here!
What did Project Clean do for International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking?
To raise awareness of youth substance abuse on this important day, Project Clean anonymously interviewed teen volunteers at Pima County Teen Court about why they choose to stay away from drugs and alcohol. The responses were then compiled into a video, which you can watch here.
How can you get involved?
Spread awareness of June 26th by using the hashtags #WorldDrugDay and #ListenFirst on social media.
Tell people that June 26th is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Awareness leads to prevention!
The UN's official theme for this year. Photo belongs to UN.