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PreventEd encourages you to do a ‘buddy check’ every 5th of the month

PreventEd is a community health agency that works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol or other drug use through education, intervention, and advocacy.

ST. LOUIS — Tomorrow is the fifth of the month, which means it’s time for a Buddy Check.

Show Me St. Louis’ Dana Dean found out how 5 On Your Side is partnering with PreventEd to start an important monthly conversation. Every 5th of the month - remember to check on loved ones. Starting that routine and habit will help people remember.

PreventEd is a community health agency that works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol or other drug use through education, intervention, and advocacy.

They are encouraging caregivers and teens to talk to other teens and check on them – not just substance-related, but also bullying, premature sexual activity, or even self-harm.

For more information, visit talkaboutitmo.com.

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