Narconon Drug Education
In the development of an effective prevention program, Narconon staff first addressed where drug education efforts have failed in the past. The basic method used formerly in drug education has been the "scare tactic" approach. This was an attempt to scare youth away from drugs. It rarely worked; and in many cases perpetuated drug use by presenting information that was easily discredited.
In the Narconon drug education presentations to schools, we have refined an approach that speaks powerfully to kids in their own language.
Our professionals, many of whom are former addicts, speak from their own experiences with drugs and give a realistic picture of drug use. We don't just tell kids to "say no"; we educate them to come to that conclusion on their own, and more importantly, show them how to say no and what exactly they are saying no to.