A little history
The 28 Day Sobriety Challenge is a unique collective movement that was born in 2013 when two young professionals decided to stop drinking for the entire month of February.
Based on this experience, the Fondation Jean Lapointe decided to form a committee that would eventually bring the Challenge to life in order to invite the general public to participate and raise funds for the prevention program and to raise awareness on the place alcohol takes in their lives.
Our cause is …
In less than 35 years, the Fondation Jean Lapointe has become the leading force in the fight against alcoholism, substance abuse and other addictions that affect individuals. It actively supports the Maison Jean Lapointe widely acknowledged today as the leading rehabilitation centre in Quebec for alcohol, drugs and gambling addictions, and for the prevention of these issues.
Since 2008, the Fondation Jean Lapointe meets young people in their schools and educates them in regards to the risks related to the use of drugs and alcohol. So far, more than 270,000 teenagers have been reached with our free prevention program!
Why is prevention important?
- Because 17% of teenagers, from 15 to 17 years old, have a drinking or drug problem.
- Because in 50% of suicide cases, 14-24 age group, alcohol is found in the victim’s blood.
- Because teens diagnosed with a substance abuse problem are 6 times more likely to have a mood disorder (depression, bipolar disorder, etc.).
Since 2008, the Institut de la statistique du Québec noted a decrease of 16,5% of teenagers with an addiction problem in Quebec.
PREVENTION IS THE KEY!
Your donations at work!
The goal for the fourth edition is to raise $300,000.
The funds will enable the Fondation Jean Lapointe to prevent addictions among 60,000 teenagers in Quebec with the free APT prevention program.
To learn more about the Fondation Jean Lapointe, visit www.fondationjeanlapointe.org