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Just Don’t Do It Doesn’t Work…How Do We Tell Young People About The Dangers Of Addiction?

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:02pm

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After reading a post over at TDA about Lame PSA’s Blamed For Drug Use, I got to thinking about how we tell young people about the dangers of addiction.

The answer…we don’t really do that at all. We tell them that if they use too many drugs they will lose their personality. We tell them not to drink and drive. We tell them that Oxycontin ruined our lives.

We even go so far as to tell them that if they smoke pot while babysitting the child will drown in the pool (seriously, have you seen this one?).

What we don’t do is explain the true reasons why for some people drinking and drugging becomes an addiction that can take over their entire life and sometimes lead them so far down that they never come back up.

But how do you explain the dangers and warning signs of addiction to young people? Read the rest of this entry »

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