Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Boredom and stress are the biggest drug threats for kids

The Redding Pilot (Redding, CT) May 20  

"Heroin and prescription drug abuse fueled by boredom and stress are the biggest drug threats facing teens statewide — a fact hammered home to John Read Middle School eighth graders at a drug awareness program Tuesday. The program began with a slide show presentation to the tune of Paul Revere & The Raiders’ 1966 hit ‘Kicks.’ Much of the two-hour program incorporated music, celebrity references and graphic photos to keep the 13- and 14-year-olds engaged in the program’s central message — as a teen, you’re going to have fun, but there are rules…”
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