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Drug and Alcohol Prevention - Why is It So Important?

Almost every teacher and principal in the US understands that it is vital to engage in drug and alcohol prevention activities with their pupils. But why is it so essential? For the answer, one need only look at alarming statistics such as these:

 

• 58.5 percent of 12th graders have used alcohol at least once
• 45.6 percent of 12th graders have vaped at least once
• 43.7 percent of 12th graders have used marijuana at least once
• 14.6 percent of 12th graders have misused prescription drugs at least once

These substances have the potential to cause teens to experience issues like:

• Delayed puberty
• Reduced muscle growth
• Lower bone mineral density
• Memory problems
• Permanent brain damage
• Learning difficulties

With all of this new information in mind, you might be wondering what you can do to keep your pupils away from drugs and alcohol. The answer, as it turns out, is quite simple: Hire a knowledgeable motivational speaker such as Joel Penton.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention - How Joel Penton Can Help

Drug and Alcohol Prevention - How Joel Penton Can HelpJoel Penton has been holding drug and alcohol prevention assemblies at high schools throughout the nation for many years. His approach is quite simple but highly effective. So, what exactly does he do?

Instead of trying to scare teenagers into avoiding dangerous substances, he speaks to them on their level, walks them through the things they can achieve if they stay clean, and helps them improve their decision-making skills. Put simply, his drug and alcohol prevention assemblies are focused on two things - positivity and growth.

Would you like to have Joel bring his skills to your school? If so, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (310) 597-2207 or by filling out our short online contact form. We will listen to your needs and help you figure out a date and time that works for everybody.

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