What can be described in many different ways is how we have just entered 2011 and life goes on same as peer pressure, school, work and other aspects of your everyday world.
With a new year, it is also an opportunity – maybe a second chance for some, but for all parents of youths today, it is a time to promote education on substance abuse prevention.
Youth360 (wreckED) is a community-based program designed to educate youth about substance abuse through an engaging presentation meant to challenge their behavior toward alcohol and other drugs. The program provides the opportunity for teens to fully reflect upon the choices and consequences associated with alcohol and drug abuse and to continually keep themselves and their friends in check.
Are you a teen or a youth debating whether to try drugs? Are you thinking, ‘well, everyone is doing it and they seem okay’ or maybe, ‘it is only once, it is no big deal’.
Not only is this a big deal, it needs to be dealt with before it gets to this point. It is important for parents to talk to their kid often about the dangers of drug use as well as how to handle peer pressure.
Ask your kids: How do you think drugs and alcohol affect a person’s behavior? What would you do if you were with someone who was drunk or high and they asked you to join in? Learn about different scenarios here.
Be the one to take the first step this year and get your community involved in Youth360, Parents360 through PACT360 today! Make this your New Year’s Resolution – you never know how many lives you could be saving.
Visit http://pact360.org/ for valuable information on starting your Community Education Program.