Thursday, August 25, 2005

September is The National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month -- Re-Educating Society About Drugs

In order to prevent other "Vested Interests" from re-educating our youth to use drugs safely, we need to speed up our progress. To do that we have set a new target to get materials sent to 20,000 more schools this next year. For help with overcoming drug and alcohol addiction or to request drug education personnel to your school or group, go to; www.DrugAddictionHelpLine.com.

There is a new form of education sweeping our public school system in America. In earlier days we saw the implementation of the "Good Drugs, Bad Drugs" theory. This approach, by the way, is still prevalent in today's teachings about drugs within the public school systems. But there is a new kid in town! (Or the old kids with a new face maybe?)

They are called the "Drug Policy Alliance." Here is a quote from theirwebsite: "Drug education efforts should promote safety first." So, ask yourself, what is wrong with that statement? You should know that this organization is spreading its brochures and materials to schools all across the USA. Recently, while doing some live presentations, we found some of their brochures in the school. When we approached the supervisor in the school and asked why they had this stuff displayed there. The supervisor was dumb founded and did not realize they were even in the school. This organization's philosophy has come to be known as "HARM MINIMIZATION.

"This organization, which no doubt has many vested interest supporters, is actually promoting that we must teach kids to use drugs safely. Their attitude is "Kids are going to use anyway," so let’s make sure they do it safely. Read those sentences again. Make no mistake, their brochures and website look very official and it all sounds good at a glance. However, in the end they are treading dangerous waters. How can a society possibly condone teaching kids how to safely use drugs? Well, most people will not agree that this is good. In fact, in the example above, the teacher did not believe in that theory.However, just like anything, with enough money behind your movement a lot of progress can be made.

Just look at the broad abuse of Ritalin in our public school system! Teaching kids the truth about drugs is the only way to ensure they make the right decision. As you can see time is not on our side. If we are going to succeed at reaching every kid in our schools, we need to step up the volume and fast.In the last year alone our video products have reached over 1.3 million students in public schools across all 50 States in America. Yet there are more than 50 million school-aged kids in the USA alone.

The way we reached these students was through gracious sponsorship of schools from our donors. You can sponsor schools in your state and Friends of Narconon will get an entire Educator's Kit right to those schools. Currently we are in just over 5,000 public schools and about 100 private schools. That is, teachers from these schools registered with Friends of Narconon and were sent materials that had been donated.

In order to prevent other "Vested Interests" from re-educating our youth to use drugs safely, we need to speed up our progress. To do that we have set a new target to get materials sent to 20,000 more schools this next year.For help with overcoming drug and alcohol addiction or to request drug education personnel to your school or group, go to; www.DrugAddictionHelpLine.com.

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