AMVETS in Action

AMVETS Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse (AADAA)

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention ProgramThe Ted Leszkiewicz AMVETS Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse program encourages local AMVETS posts to network with local schools and youth groups who are looking for resources to help educate youth about drug and alcohol abuse.

To assist your post in this program the National Programs Department administers an annual Essay/Poem and Poster Contest that is age appropriate and grade specific. Posts and departments are encouraged to conduct contests at the local and state levels and then submit their winning entries to the National Department by 1 July. All national winners will receive a Certificate of Participation signed by the national commander and Visa Gift Cards. The 1st place winners also receive a plaque. Contest entry forms (PDF files) may be downloaded here.

Posts, particularly those having post homes, are also encouraged to serve as a resource for local community groups seeking facilities to conduct drug education meetings and/or workshops for adults.

Learn about AMVETS’ involvement in the Prevention Through Service Alliance (PTSA), a network formed by a variety of community-based organizations with the overall purpose of helping young people to lead safe and healthy lifestyles and to avoid destructive behavior.

AADAA Brochure

AADAA Essay and Poster Con­test Form

Additional Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous –
Narcotics Anonymous –
Cocaine Anonymous –
VA Mental Health –


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