How can you speak to your kids about DRUG ABUSE without using scare tactics or feeling like you’re “preaching”?
There is nothing more important to you as a parent than your child’s well-being. Knowing the extent of the drug problem in our society, you naturally want to protect your child from the destruction drugs can cause to them physically, mentally and emotionally. But when you talk to them about drugs, how do you know they’re even listening?
Give them the truth about drugs and they will listen. It has been conclusively found that when young people are given the facts about drugs and their harmful effects, they decide on their own not to take them. So, how do you educate them before a dealer gets to them?
That’s where we can help.
Our program provides factual information and real-life stories that get through to young people, causing them to actually change their mindset about using drugs.
Our award-winning TV public service announcements, The Truth About Drugs booklet series and the anti-drug documentary on each drug description page, will do the talking for you. Your child will pay attention to the facts in the public service announcements and the booklets, as much of the content in the booklets gives the firsthand, real-life accounts of former users who survived the hell of addiction.
Let teachers, youth counsellors, healthcare professionals and law enforcement officials know about this site and these materials.
“My goal in life wasn’t living . . . it was getting high. Over the years, I turned to cocaine, marijuana and alcohol under a false belief it would allow me to escape my problems. It just made things worse. I kept saying to myself, I’m going to stop permanently after using one last time. It never happened.” —John
“It started with the weed, then the pills (Ecstasy) and acid, making cocktails of all sorts of drugs, even overdosing to make the rushes last longer. I had a bad trip one night . . . I prayed and cried for this feeling to go away, I had voices in my head, had the shakes and couldn’t leave home for six months. I thought everyone was watching me. I couldn’t walk in public places. Man! I couldn’t even drive.
“I ended up homeless and on the streets, living and sleeping in a cardboard box, begging and struggling to find ways to get my next meal.” —Ben