The Knox County Teen Advisory Council has received both state and national attention with their message "Be a Parent, Not a Friend".
An article about the public service announcement can be found in the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services May 2019 e-update and nationally in the CADCA Coalitions Online newsletter.
The message, “Be a Parent, Not a Friend,” reminds parents of the dangers of providing a ‘safe’ environment for youth to drink. The production was entirely youth-led, and TAC members created the characters, wrote the script, identified shoot locations, performed in lead roles and as supporting cast, and assisted with the production of this PSA.”
There are two sides to every story. There is a beginning, and there is an end. Both Sides tells the stories of substance use disorder and recovery from both sides: prevention and treatment.