Friday, August 16, 2013

Living Drug Free

Living Drug Free 
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Living drug free is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Allowing drugs to enter our lives can only lead to bad decisions, deteriorating health, and ultimately death. Learning to avoid the the trappings of this dangerous lifestyle is the key to success.

From advertisements and movies to celebrities and their addictions, lifestyles involving drug use can often look cool and acceptable. Kids and teenagers are often the group who is the most easily influenced by the drug culture.

How can we prevent this? The answer is education. We need to educate people about the dangers of drugs and most importantly we need to educate people on how to say NO when pressured to use drugs.

Below are some tips to remember:

  • Be brave and don't be afraid to say "NO" when offered drugs or alcohol.
  • If you have a drug problem talk to a school counselor, or a minister/pastor, many of them have access to groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Alateen, or N.A. As well as other rehab programs. Help is out there.
  • Talk to those you trust about your temptation, they'll understand and help you avoid it.
  • Never take drugs. Medicine is considered a drug but never abuse your medication.
  • If you have reached the point of over-dependency to it, that you can't go to work without using it, try to gradually set yourself off from it.
  • Educate yourself. Knowing what can happen is half the battle. D.A.R.E. and Above the Influence can help you understand the possible drugs out there and what they can do to your body.

Where can I find information about living drug free?

For more information about avoiding drugs along with the National Red Ribbon Week campaign to educate students about taking a stand against drugs, then visit

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