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SAMHSA Launches Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge

JUVJUST - FentAlert Empowering Youth to Safeguard Against Fentanyl

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued the FentAlert: Empowering Youth for Safer Choices–SAMHSA Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge.

This new initiative invites U.S. youth ages 14–18 to propose community strategies addressing fentanyl and fake pills to prevent youth drug overdose deaths. Ideas can include social media posts, vlogs, podcasts, and video journals.

The top six submissions will be awarded $5,000, and up to 25 youth will receive a $2,000 honorable mention. Winners will be announced April 2024.

Submissions are due by 6 p.m. ET on February 26, 2024.

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Date Published: January 4, 2024