In honor of Veterans Day our poster is directed to all of the brave men and women who have fought or are still fighting for our freedom. This is one of my favorite posters because it voices our appreciation for our military.
Members of the armed forces and their families face many trials during and after their service, including a higher risk for substance abuse for family discord. A great resource for veterans and their families in Pinal County is HOHP (Honoring/Hiring/Helping Our Heroes of Pinal County). For more information on HOHP, call 520-431-5663 or visit their website at www.HOHP4heroes.org.
Here are some statistics about youth in military families:
- Youth in military families are at a higher risk for starting drug use at an early age than youth in general population.
- 2 out of 3 youth in military families have attitudes that favor drug use.
- 78.6% of youth in military families have friends that use drugs as compared to the state average of 32.7%.
Source : Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Arizona Youth Survey. (2014)
“Poster concept provided by the Casa Grande Alliance”