According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. The war on drugs currently costs the world an estimated $100 billion a year. The US federal government spends roughly $15 billion annually, with local and state expenditures at about $25.7 billion.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse says the teen years are the most likely time for people to start taking drugs, with 1 in every 12 adolescents (ages 12-17) and 1 in every 6 young adults (ages 18-25) self-reporting drug use. Teen drug use is one of the highest reasons for death among teens, with 38,329 people dying from drug overdoses in 2010. Let's stand beside families struggling with addiction with this amazing organization.
The Herren Project is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that develops and sponsors initiatives to prevent and navigate the disease of addiction. Started by former NBA player Chris Herren, this organization focuses on three specific areas including treatment navigation, education and mentoring.
The THP Project Purple Initiative is just one of these initiatives, and was launched to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and encourage positive decision making to navigate life’s challenges. The THP Project Purple Initiative concept was developed when Chris Herren spoke at a local high school in 2011, sharing his own personal story of struggles and disaster with addiction. At that school was a group of students that took the pledge to stay sober, and wore purple shirts to represent this pledge. From the one school, the Go Purple message and pledge has been embraced by people of all ages, but particularly adolescents and young adults.
In addition to the THP Project Purple Initiative, THP sends healing packages to individuals entering addiction treatment facilities, to families whose loved one is suffering from the disease of addiction, and to families who have lost someone to addiction.
Your Memory Box party basket includes everything to make a Memory Box to help families battling substance abuse and addiction.
The Party Basket includes all the supplies, a step-by-step tutorial, shopping links, and an overview of the issue and organization. This project is easy enough for children as small as 4 to tackle. It’s the perfect craft for any parent, civic group, or church leader.
Memory Boxes Party Basket
Get this party kit to change the world with friends! All of our party kits include free shipping across the United States!