National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week
March 15-21, 2015
What is National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week?
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week, also known as NIPAW, is an annual, community level program that takes place the third week in March to highlight understanding and education around inhalant abuse prevention.
Developed in 1992 by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, NIPAW is an extension of National Poison Prevention Week.
Why take part in NIPAW?
A child is 50% less likely to try an inhalant if an adult has spoken to them about the dangers of inhalant abuse.
Talk. They will listen.
This year, ACE will be promoting NIPAW through the below daily themes. Click on each theme to get more information, suggested tweets, pictures, etc. to share with your network.
- Sunday, March 15- Have the Talk
- Monday, March 16- Signs & Symptoms
- Tuesday, March 17- Resource Day
- Wednesday, March 18th- In Memory
- Thursday, March 19th- Recovery Day
- Friday, March 20th- Facts & Figures
- Saturday, March 21- Prevention365
How to Get Involved
From hosting an event, to sharing a blog post, or even tweeting about the week, there are a variety of ways you can take part in NIPAW this year. Complete the check list below to make sure you are prepared for NIPAW!
- Take the “Talk to Your Child” Pledge to see your pledge appear on the Events Map
- Have you and your child take the “Strike Out Inhalant Abuse Pledge“
- Check out the resources that can help you have the inhalant abuse prevention discussion with your child.
- Like ACE on Facebook and Follow ACE on Twitter for the latest updates and information during NIPAW.
- Teacher, counselor, or community leader? “Share What You’re Doing” and we’ll highlight your activity plus pick one entry to receive free resources!