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