Talking About Drugs in the Real World (Grades 6-7)

 

Talking About Drugs in the Real World (Grades 6-7)

Talking about Drugs in the Real World is a single session, 45-minute program for students in grades 6 through 7th that is specifically designed to educate and enlighten teenagers about the risk factors associated with early drug use. Recent surveys indicate that young people are especially vulnerable to starting alcohol and other drug use as they transition from age 13 to 14 with access to drugs rising sharply at this age.

Through this presentation teens learn about:

• The power of addiction
• Ways to resist and refuse offers of drugs
• The impact of tobacco and alcohol advertising on decisions
• The value of focusing on the positive influences in their lives in order to make healthy decisions about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Teens have an opportunity to openly share and discuss real life peer pressure situations with their classmates and receive positive feedback on how best to handle a difficult situation.

If you are interested in more information or would like to bring this program to your school, group, or community, please contact Marigrace Flynn at (201) 740-7098 or mflynn@cafsnj.org.