Today, social media delivers messages that can be confusing for our youth. If we do not participate in educating youth about life, someone else will, which can cause negative impacts on their learning and understanding about the dangers of drug use.
According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS):
- 86% of teenagers know someone who smokes, drinks, or uses drugs during the school day
- 50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once in their lifetime
- 43% of college students use illicit drugs
IMAP uses a “road trip” planning analogy to bridge conversations between parents and kids. Life is like a road trip. Therefore, we need to plan and prepare as crisis prevention.
Offering early drug education provides our youth with the why and the how to say NO to drugs.
Discussions on drugs and alcohol become less effective once a teen has already started using substances. It is better to provide them with a plan on how to say NO to prevent their drug use in the first place. IMAP also explains the medical condition Substance Use Disorder/Addiction and how overdose can take lives.
The IMAP program is designed to be shared with kids as young as 4th grade and is the same program taught in many schools today. Even if your school does or does not offer drug education and awareness, Susán made the IMAP program available directly to all parents, guardians, and families who want to take drug education into their own hands or as partners with their schools.
PREVIEW A LESSON
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