Substance Use Prevention and Education for Schools and Communities
Education on the risks, causes, signs and prevention of substance abuse for students, parents, teachers, and staff.
Using first hand personal experience to illustrate important topics in prevention we create a memorable educational experience to help students make healthy choices.
We cover the progression of Addiction by walking students through our experience with substances from an early age to the consequences of late stage addiction. We cover topics related to risk factors including family history, brain development, physiological and psychological changes, the impact on relationships and the overall progression of addiction. Throughout our story we also illustrate opportunities for prevention and intervention.
Students learn from the experiences of someone who became addicted to substances. We walk them through the decisions we made and how they impacted our lives. We also discuss how addiction impacts relationships, families, communities, and our culture on a large scale. We also discuss how someone struggling with addiction can find help.
Decision making and the developing brain
Why people use alcohol and other drugs
How substance use impacts brain development
How genetic history can increase the risk of substance abuse
Psychological and physiological impact of substance use
Social norms and misperceptions about substance use
The progression of addiction
How to help someone struggling with substance abuse
Warning signs, early intervention and prevention
Cultural messages about substance use
Building supportive relationships
Resources to prevent and treat substance abuse
Life in recovery
Pricing for School and Community Programs
First Presentation: $800
Each Subsequent Presentation Within the Same Day: $400
Customized Presentations for Multiple Classes or Locations: Variable Pricing
Customizable Presentations, Topics, and Formats Available
Please call or email us to discuss your needs and collaborate on a program designed for your school