Can Research-based Programs Prevent Cycles of Addictive Behavior in Young People?

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The Short Answer is YES!!!

The term “research-based” means you are dealing with a program that has been specifically designed around current scientific and sociological data which then drives that design to specific outcomes and goals. These programs have been tested to see that methods achieve the results desired. A research-based program is not guesswork then. They are approaches based on and driven by the data with measurable results. You can break the cycle of addiction and substance abuse in your school environment with a properly designed program created around the students’ needs. Using All In Generation as an example, we have constructed the delivery of our material to meet students where they are using the architecture of modern media and social media methods since these are the modes they are used to when it comes to taking in information daily. We also created a powerful, life-changing message that empowers students to see through to the truth about their reality and then to make better choices for themselves and the people around them. Research shows that cycles of addiction are predictable and methods for breaking those cycles can reach desired outcomes as well.

 

The statistics are startling and demand action.

 

The statistics are startling and demand action on the part of those of us that have committed our lives to helping and to educating students. Over 60% of teens report that drugs of some kind are kept, sold, and used at their schools. Availability is a powerful factor in the likelihood of beginning a cycle of addiction. Students struggle with many issues and often seek out an escape. We should do all we can to cut back availability of dangerous substances, but we must also empower students to choose better options for coping regardless of the availability of substances.

 

Substance abuse is becoming normalized in youth culture.

 

In addition to our schools being greatly affected by availability, substance abuse is becoming normalized in youth culture. 23% of 12th graders reported on binge drinking with over 5 drinks in a row being a normal and regular social habit for them. Teenagers who drink alcohol are 50% more likely to try cocaine than those who never use alcohol.

 

Substance abuse is killing our young people and it has to stop.

 

Alcohol is the leading factor in the top 3 causes for death in 15-24 year olds. These leading causes of death include auto crashes, homicides, and suicides. In multiple cases, alcohol is involved directly or indirectly in these incidents. Substance abuse is killing our young people and it has to stop.

 

We can make a difference together.

 

Research based programs can turn the tide and break these cycles of addiction and death. Programs such as All In Generation have shown positive and measurable results to alter the balance between risk and protective factors for drug abuse in families, schools, and communities. We can make a difference together. Studies have shown that programs like All In Gen can significantly reduce early use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs which in turn can change everything for your school.

As an educator and leader who has dedicated my life to helping young people, All In Generation is a mission for me. It is a calling to save the lives of students in trouble and to change the cultures of schools for the better. Partnering with administrators to help them reach their goals for their schools is what I’m about and it is what All In Generation does.

Contact us today to see what we can do for you with our proven, research-based approach to changing student behavior and improving the cultures of schools.

All In Generation is the nation’s leading resource for School Assemblies and Character Seminars. Check out the rest of our website to view supportive resources, gather solutions, and find out more about bringing us to your local school and community.

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Bullies and bullying can be prevented by the slow and methodic process of mentoring and coaching from a caring mindset. Each and every young person carries a wealth of potential. It’s up to us to see, call forth, and empower that potential. Your diligence and long hours toward maturing this generation are not in vain, but rather are changing the world.

Ten Tips for Prevention of Substance Abuse

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How Young People Can Take Back Power over Their Own Lives …

There is never going to be anything more powerful than a student taking responsibility for their own lives. It is the entire goal of substance abuse prevention programs. Students empowered to make better choices change their own destinies and can change the lives of other students around them. With that in mind, here are ten tools people can use to make better choices for themselves.

 

Not everyone is doing it.

 

1) Don’t be afraid to say No.
We fear negative reactions from peers. You may think otherwise, but not everyone is doing it. Some people are actually waiting and hoping for that one person to say no so that they will not be alone. Don’t let others make decisions about your future for you. You don’t have to give a reason why. Just walk away. That is your right.

2) Connect with friends.
Pay attention to who you are hanging out with. Avoiding negative peer pressure is easier with a group of like-minded friends. The more people you hang out with that make bad choices the stronger that pull will be. You don’t have to go along to get along.

3) Stay connected with your parents and other trusted adults.
Your parents and teachers can be a source of great strength and support for you. Whatever you may be going through, there are adults that care. They can help you when you have made mistakes and they can help you move away from destructive situations or choices. They will be there for you long after others in your life have left.

 

Stay grounded in the things that really define who you truly are.

 

4) Enjoy life and do the good things that you love.
The more things you enjoy that do not involve alcohol and drugs the better. Empty lives and idle time are the pathways that often lead young people to try to fill a void in their lives with substance abuse. Do not turn your back on the pursuits that you love in order to try things which will hurt you. Stay grounded in the things that really define who you truly are.

5) Follow family rules.
Don’t let alcohol or drugs get between you and your family. As you get older and take more control over your own life, do not forget who you are or what you stand for. Your family rules protect you and they empower you when you choose them for yourself. Stick to what you know is right and talk to your parents about what you are facing in life.

6) Get educated.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions. Do not take your facts from the dumbest person in your peer group that is already using drugs. Know the truth by learning the real effects of drugs. Use those facts to guide you away from destructive choices in your life.

 

Be the example.

 

 

7) Be the role model.
Be the example. You are setting a foundation for your own life, but you are helping others see another way too. Nothing is more powerful in the lives of your friends than to see you making good choices. It will change your life and could change their lives too.

8) Plan ahead.
Do not let yourself end up in a situation where you seemingly have no way out. Don’t let others take you along as they are driving under the influence or breaking the law. Plan to have a way to leave if something bad occurs.

9) Speak Out.
Take responsibility for your life. When you see friends messing up their lives, say something. Tell them you are seeing them come apart and you are disappointed. Don’t let them lie to themselves that everything is okay. The truth must be heard.

 

There are people that want to help. You don’t have to be alone.

 

 

10) Get help.
If someone you know is in trouble with drugs or alcohol, get help. Don’t wait. If you are in trouble, reach out now. There are people that want to help. You don’t have to be alone.

I am one of those people willing to help. This goes for students, teachers, and administrators. I’m here as a part of All In Generation to help lift young people out of destructive choices and to empower staff to make a difference. We can change lives and change school culture together.

You do not have to face these issues alone. Contact me now to partner with All In Generation for your school. We can help you meet your goals for your students and for your school.

All In Generation is the nation’s leading resource for School Assemblies and Character Seminars. Check out the rest of our website to view supportive resources, gather solutions, and find out more about bringing us to your local school and community.

  • School Assemblies
  • Character Seminars
  • Parent and Mentor Trainings
  • Ready-Made-Curriculums
  • Community Events

Bullies and bullying can be prevented by the slow and methodic process of mentoring and coaching from a caring mindset. Each and every young person carries a wealth of potential. It’s up to us to see, call forth, and empower that potential. Your diligence and long hours toward maturing this generation are not in vain, but rather are changing the world.

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