Monday, February 28, 2011

Speaking At School

I have been ask again to speak to students at our local high school. The talks are going to take place on March 2 and March 9th. If anyone in the KC area wants to participate or attend e-mail me and I will give you all the details.

At the end of March the drama class is putting on the play "Under The Influence". After the play there is going to be a "drug and alcohol awareness fair" set up outside the auditorium. If you are interested in being a part of that, we are looking for counselors, addicts and alcoholics in recovery, rehabs, and medical personnel like doctors and nurses involved in addiction and alcoholism to set up tables or booths and provide info and help. To me this new approach sounds unique and exciting. If you want to attend the play or be a part of the fair e-mail me and I will put you in touch with the teachers planning and coordinating the activities.


Tracy said...

My 13 year old came home the other day as said they had been given "the drug talk" at school. It was a good opportunity for us to discuss it and I will be showing him some of your posts so he can see also the affects it has on the families.

I want to Thank You for sharing your experiences, I have been able to draw on what I have learned from your blog and discuss that with my son.
I am pleased your son is doing better now.

Barbara said...

Sounds like a great approach to this issue!

Anonymous said...

What a healthy way to deal with the hand you've been dealt. Wonderful. So many will be helped.

Tori said...

That is so wonderful of you to continue to help people. I wish I could be there in person to support you. You have helped me so much.

Gledwood said...

i wouldn't be able to help you even if i could and i can't i'm far too in the thick of it (still) but best of luck

you know what would get it into their skulls better would be the bad behaviour, the disappointments the long long long hours of waiting, suffering and more disappointment... heroin/oxy/dilaudid/opiates are addictive, most people know that even kids know that once they're told they need to know HOW ADDICTIVE and how strong the addiction is

i can't remember whether i ever told you this but i can only compare heroin to a superglue game where you'd spread the glue over a table top and then slap your hand down repeatedly on the sticky table saying "look it's superglue and i'm not stuck!"... but you keep replenishing that glue and keep going all night, all the next day and i assure you most people will end with a stuck hand!... heroin's like that

i just thought i would share an analogy with you. "pharmacological superglue" that's heroin

a point you could make is that methamphetamine and cocaine, even marijuana... these can all make you go cuckoo, which is basically a one-way trip to nowhere

i have known not one but TWO girls who had "panic disorders" ie panic attacks after ONE go each on ecstasy... there really is no safe drug out there, the only safe drugs is NOTHING

sorry to go on, just thought you might appreciate some ideas from across the room (across the pond), as it were...

Anonymous said...

$1.4 Billion taxpayer dollars have been wasted since 2006 designing educational campaigns that have done nothing but cause more awareness among teens, and higher prescription and non prescription drug abuse. Please, simply lock up all of your prescription medications at home.