Red Ribbon Week Part 3 - Benefits of Being Drug Free

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Part 3 of our Red Ribbon Week series, when "just say no" doesn't work.

When "just say no" doesn't work, how do we encourage teens to not start using drugs in the first place?
We give them reasons, other than the ones they've heard about their health, to stay or become drug free.

From the Ten Best Reasons to Be Drug and Alcohol Free, reason number 3:
Let’s face it: addiction is expensive. According to The White House’s document entitled, What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, drug users spend $100 billion annually on illicit drugs., the resource solely focused on heroin abuse, states that hard-core heroin abusers may spend $150-$200 per day on their addiction. Addiction is expensive.

Think of what you can do with that money if you’re not spending it on ..... and addictive substance. Financial freedom offers many benefits and is one of the important advantages of being drug free.

For the complete article and more talking points you may choose to use with the teens in your classroom, visit

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Best wishes,

Thursday, October 28, 2021