Our team of musicians delver a top class alcohol and drug addiction awareness programme. It is done through music and interaction with the groups from Secondary Schools.
Children are the future of our world and their knowledge should be something that we all invest into. Proper education about substance abuse is a crucial preventative measure for children and teenagers. Without proper educational measures about the harmful effects of drugs, kids may develop increased risks for becoming curious about drugs, falling prey to peer pressure, and try drugs themselves. When kids experiment with drugs it places them in a high-risk category for developing eventual drug tolerance, dependence, and addiction.
WHAT IS DRUG ABUSE AWARENESS?
Drug abuse awareness is an understanding of:
— what exactly substance abuse is
— what substance abuse does and what the risks are
— how substance abuse can lead to the development of an addiction.
— how to recognise warning signs of addiction
— what kinds of consequences addiction can have
— what to do and how to help if a friend or a family member has an addiction
This subset of substance abuse education benefits everyone, but instilling a sense of drug abuse awareness in children in particular drastically reduces the chances that they try drugs at all. Additionally, helping teens to better understand the full impact of drug use can lower their risk of addiction as well as give them information to share with friends and family.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION
The primary objective of substance abuse education is to spread drug abuse awareness. When increasing drug abuse awareness, it’s important to gather and share information about all kinds of drugs, regardless of what the perceived risk of addiction is. Some people believe that heroin, cocaine, and meth are more addictive with more serious consequences, but the truth is that drugs like marijuana can be just as addictive and just as dangerous. It is important for people of all ages recognise the potential damage that any drug can cause; not only to the body but also to the mind.
Outside of teaching the basics, substance abuse education can also provide information on what to do and how to show support when a friend or family member is going through rehabilitation. Additionally, substance abuse education may also provide information about addiction treatment, what it entails, and what the potential outcomes are to prepare everyone involved in the recovery process.