Awareness Substance Abuse Education

A non punitive, non judgmental educational program to keep adolescents informed about the dangers of substance abuse and the negative consequences that can result from decisions made under the influence.We help youth identify addiction. Youth in recovery share their experience and support.
Awareness Substance Abuse Education
Awareness Substance Abuse Education shared a link.Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 11:00pm
Awareness Substance Abuse Education
Awareness Substance Abuse EducationSunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 11:00pm
From a 19 year old past participant :
The awareness program has opened my eyes to many things I could not see while I was using. It’s hard to tell a kid not to do drugs, and actually have them listen. Many kids choose to find out on their own what drugs are like. For some, this may cause addiction. I am in the awareness group because I got a charge for marijuana possession.

When I first came to the group I had no problem doing what I was doing, I thought I was fine, I did not think I had a problem. Every week we review things from a book, and from what I’ve gotten out of the awareness group is that I have learned more about myself each week from this. Addiction is in my genes, but that wasn’t enough to scare me away from drugs and/or alcohol.

For the past couple of years I have been a binge drinker (I’m only 19). I’d black out, wake up, and do it again. I smoked pot, I did Xanax, I did Cocaine, and I did Molly (MDMA). The only real wake up call is when something tragic happens to you. I stopped doing Cocaine after a good friend of mine over dosed. But still, I did not stop taking Xanax, or Molly, or smoking pot, or drinking. My first week in the group was not my best due to Xanax withdrawals.

However, within the seven weeks I have been apart of this program I have learned that I have a problem. Within the past six weeks I managed to go cold turkey and remain sober. Even while I’m sober I still feel the awareness program is effective. Each week I am reminded of what other things the world offers, other than drugs. The awareness program helped me help myself become sober and adventure the world and myself in other ways. It’s hard to stop someone from doing drugs and getting addicted before they do it, but with the awareness program, it’s easier to help people realize the mistakes they’ve made and stop them from doing them again.
Awareness Substance Abuse Education
Awareness Substance Abuse EducationSaturday, October 21st, 2017 at 11:00pm
As a nation, we’re failing: failing those with substance use problems, failing those with mental health problems, and failing their friends and family. Cheap heroin and dangerously potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl are flooding our communities and killing our loved ones and neighbors, even as many people are still ashamed to seek help, afraid of being labeled as weak or undisciplined or simply criminal." -Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City
Awareness Substance Abuse Education
Awareness Substance Abuse Education shared a link.Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 10:00pm
Awareness Substance Abuse Education
Awareness Substance Abuse EducationWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:00pm
“Effective programs need to address two separate priorities: prevention of addiction among people not currently addicted, and treatment and risk reduction to prevent overdose and death among the millions of individuals in the United States now addicted.”