Do you need help talking to teens about the effects of drug abuse on the brain, body and behavior? If so, we have good news: you're invited to a free webinar on October 29.
Deliver the Scientific Facts About Drug Abuse to Teens During National Drug Facts Week, hosted by Reclaiming Futures, presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Sheri Grabus, Ph.D., Acting Press Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
LaTonya Harris, Project Director, Reclaiming Futures Lucas County, Ohio
When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EST)
You'll learn how to shatter the myths about drugs and drug addiction, like:
- “Marijuana isn’t addictive”
- “Prescription drugs aren’t dangerous because we get them from doctors”
- “Using drugs that aren’t prescribed to you is legal and you can’t get in trouble from it”
- “Treatment doesn’t work”
Register for the webinar above to learn how easy it is to organize your own National Drug Facts Week educational event in your community and utilize NIDA’s free materials, such as the Shatter the Myths booklet and the National Drug IQ Challenge.
Save the date for National Drug Facts Week: January 27-February 2, 2014.
Photo above by Sisbro Studios: Reclaiming Futures participant, Natalie, is grateful for the caring adults who have made a sprecial effort to talk to teens. In this photo, Natalite holds "humility" close to her heart.
Susan Richardson is national executive director for Reclaiming Futures. Formerly, she was a senior program officer in the health care division of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina, where she led a three-year effort involving the state's juvenile justice and treatment leaders to adopt the Reclaiming Futures model by juvenile courts in six North Carolina counties. She received her B.S. in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Updated: February 08 2018