UPDATED 10:33 AM PT – Thursday, October 1, 2020
First Lady Melania Trump released a video highlighting her efforts to combat youth substance abuse through her ‘Be Best’ initiative.
In a video statement posted to Twitter Thursday, the First Lady announced a partnership with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to advocate against substance use.
The initiative marks the start of National Substance Use Prevention Month and hopes to educate young people in America about the dangers of drug abuse.
This October I am honoring National Substance Use Prevention Month by joining @ONDCP to highlight the dedicated efforts of our Nation's youth to encourage healthy drug-free lives. Share how you are helping your community using #BeDrugFree – we look forward to hearing from you! pic.twitter.com/DiMTCsk9Si
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 1, 2020
Every week throughout October, the First Lady vowed to share stories about youth substance abuse prevention coalitions making a difference in communities across America.