Our youth have been hearing anti-drug messages from the time they are old enough to know what drugs are. They have heard extensively about how drugs are bad for them, drugs are dangerous, how they can kill you. Kids are also not sheltered from the news of drug overdoses or hearing about this happening to someone they know.
No Child Says “I Want to be an Addict When I Grow Up”.
In their younger years, most children will adamantly tell you that they will NEVER take drugs. Yet here are those same kids as teens, after years of education and hearing about all the dangers, now willing to experiment with drugs or alcohol. Those are our same kids who end up addicted, or worse, overdosing.