Drug Prevention Program FAQ
How does the drug prevention program work?
The Safe and Sober drug prevention program uses a video presentation that features a story from a real family. Schools can click above and finish a small form to gain access to the video and resources. The video may be shown in a classroom or a school assembly. Teachers may also conduct a discussion about the video with students afterward.
What does it cost?
NOTHING! This program is offered for free to all schools, parents and students.
When can my school use the program?
The drug prevention program is available for use at any point during the 2019-2020 school year. This program is optional, but it is highly recommended that every student at your school has the opportunity to watch the video.
Why is the program needed?
Teens face the pressures of substance abuse on a daily basis. The pressure in schools across the state is growing for many students and it's important to remember why the drug problems in our communities need to be addressed.
According to the CDC YRBS in 2017, Missouri teens reported the following:
- 19.8% of teens reported being offered, sold or given an illegal drug on school property.
- 19.8% reported that they were currently using marijuana.
- 1.7% reported ever using heroin.
- 2.9% reported ever taking pain medication without a prescription or in a different way than a doctor instructed.
- 39% of high school students in the US report smoking marijuana at least one time.
- 141 people in the United States die every day as a result of a drug overdose.