LIFE Without Drugs Team Sponsors IUP Basketball Games

Posted on 3/6/2020 3:01:53 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s “Life Without Drugs” team and their #ProtectYourBrain campaign sponsored the IUP women’s and men’s basketball games on February 29th and March 4th.

“Life Without Drugs,” which recently partnered with Ann Sesti, Director of IUP’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program and peer educators from the Center of Health and Well Being, has been promoting the campaign, “#ProtectYourBrain.” The team is communicating the impact of constant exposure to mood-altering and mind-altering chemicals, like drugs and alcohol, and more specifically opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, and prescription pain medications.

To familiarize IUP’s students with the campaign and its purpose, the campaign team set up an informational table in the upper section of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Students and other attendees had their pictures taken with a sign that displayed the hashtag, #ProtectYourBrain, and they were encouraged to tag the campaign’s social media accounts. Candy with bracelets attached to it and hats embroidered with #ProtectYourBrain  were thrown into the crowd by cheerleaders at both games. A mini-basketball game set up at the information table were all part of the activities that promoted the “Life Without Drugs” campaign.

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