Throughout the day, students witnessed first hand the consequences of drug use on a teen. From the first moment to the last, students felt the emotions, observed her actions, and witnessed the consequences of drug use. All the participants were actors, but the scenarios were oh so real. At the end of the day, the message was loud and clear . . .
Freedom is Drug Free
The hour and a half long presentation chronicled a sequence of events for an unfortunate teen.
- Drug theft
- Booking at the juvenile hall
- Sentencing hearing
- Release from detention: under probation
- Overdose at a party
- Emergency room attempting to resuscitate
As students left the mortuary scene, one could sense deep reflection. One student commented, "It's like Scared Straight." Yes, it definitely was. As adults, we've seen the reality first hand. A reality that we don't want our children to experience. My brother passed away due to drugs when he was 24. I was 18. First hand experience . . . yes. If just one child escapes drugs or alcohol from this presentation, then it was worth it. But I know deep in my heart, hundreds of lives will be saved due to the tremendous presentation this group shares every October.
If just one,