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EPeers Website for Teens and Tweens Focuses on Anti-Drug Information

6/12/2001:   Tweens and teens can now log on http://www.ePeervoices.com to generate their own anti-drug messages and advise one another about positive alternatives to drugs. The website is a grassroots extension of the national "Whats Your Anti-Drug?" campaign, launched last fall by the Office of National Drug Control Policy to engage youth, ages 9 to 18, nationwide to consider their "anti-drug" - the one thing that stands between them and drugs. The ePeers online anti-drug initiative was shaped by the tween and teen members of the Erie, Pennsylvania-based Teen Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, with design support from CyberInk in conjunction with the Newspaper in Education program of the Erie Times-News.

The ePeers website provides accurate information about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; links to other authoritative websites; and an opportunity for young people to talk with peers about related issues. The website helps youth to spread the word about anti-drug projects in their communities, to talk with others across the nation about being drug-free, and to compete in national awards programs. Visitors can also register to participate in an ePeers e-mail listserv.

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