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The Partnership at Drugfree.org has a new face – that of country music and emerging artist Hannah Michelle Weeks – who has joined in the effort to help educate teens in preventing substance abuse.
Weeks, who’s been honing her craft on the music scene since she was 12, has committed to helping educate teens about one of this nation’s most preventable health issues – teen substance abuse. One of Weeks’ close friends is in recovery from heroin abuse and the singer-artist has seen firsthand the devastation drugs can have on family and friends. That’s why she’s working with The Partnership at Drugfree.org to help provide support for those who are struggling with addiction, as well as their families.
“I am excited and humbled by this opportunity to use my voice to help families realize they aren’t alone and that The Partnership at Drugfree.org is there to support them all along their parenting journey,” said Weeks in a press release. “It’s my hope that my message is heard not only by my peers, but also by their parents as a call to action to keep their kids informed, healthy and safe.”
Not only that, but Weeks is putting her money behind her words. She’s kicking off her collaboration with The Partnership at Drugfree.org by donating 10 percent of the sales of her new CD, Hannah Michelle Weeks, to the national nonprofit organization further its mission of helping parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. In addition, proceeds from events Weeks hosts will also go to the nonprofit, and to the parents and families it serves.
Over the course of the next year, The Partnership at Drugfree.org will be looking at new ways to collaborate with Weeks and increase awareness around their shared goals.
About The Partnership at Drugfree.org
The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, The Partnership at Drugfree.org translates current research on teen behavior, parenting, addiction and treatment into easy-to-understand resources on its website.
The organization also reaches families through its community education programs which focus on local drug and alcohol issues of concern for parents, youth and the Hispanic community. The Partnership at Drugfree.org depends on donations from corporations, foundations, and the public sector as well as from individuals.