It's enough to get real about the effects of marijuana.
From the recent e-newsletter from CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)....It all started with one letter from a prevention specialist in Bend, Oregon. On a recent back-to-school shopping trip, Cameo Chambers found t-shirts promoting binge drinking in her local Old Navy store.
The shirts carry messages such as “Beer Pressure – Worth Giving In To!” and “Sloshball Champions – Staggerin Falls, Hi.”
When Oregon Partnership complained about Old Navy stores selling alcohol-related t-shirts to teen customers, the media noticed.
Four Portland TV stations, a Eugene TV station, and several Portland radio stations aired extensive coverage, and the reaction is pouring into Oregon Partnership.
Most of what we are hearing is positive from our point of view but for those who believe parents are responsible for what their kids buy and that Old Navy shouldn't be held accountable, remember this:
By selling t-shirts with messages such as "Beer Pressure, Give in to it," Old Navy is telling pa
(Portland, Oregon) Oregon Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating alcohol and drug abuse, has called for Old Navy stores to discontinue the sale of t-shirts with binge drinking messages such as “Beer Pressure – Worth Giving In To!” and “Sloshball Champions – Staggerin Falls, Hi.”
In a letter to Glenn Murphy, CEO of Gap, Inc, Old Navy’s parent company headquartered in San Francisco, Oregon Partnership said the sale of such items to a young customer base is repugnant and goes against the company’s pledge of social responsibility.
“Oregon Partnership and other anti-dr
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise...in the general population and especially, among youth.
Oregon Partnership is trying to get the word out that the call volume for the OP crisis lines from those dealing with addiction to pain killers and other opiates is now second to alcohol-related calls.
This is a relatively new occurance and a troubling one.
We met with KPTV(12) today about a half-hour special the station plans later in the year about this very subject.
And where do most young people get their pills? From their folks' medicine cabinets or from friends' parents' medicin
Oregon Partnership placed in the top 25 of the "100 Best Non-Profits in Oregon", sponsored by Oregon Business magazine. OP board members and staff were on hand for the big awards ceremony this week at the Portland Art Museum.
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