Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Drug and Alcohol Attention Grabbers™ - Sweet Treats

Over the next few weeks, NIMCO will be sharing some "Attention Grabber™" ideas that you can use in class to help teach about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The “Attention Grabbers” are designed to assist with teaching and speaking about the adverse effects alcohol and drugs cause to all who are exposed to these addictive drugs. We live in a visual society, making visual aids a needed resource to assist with speaking or teaching thus enabling you to reach your entire audience. The suggestions are designed to assist your alcohol and drug education programs. You may expound upon each scenario as your presentation or speaking time allows. Each “Attention Grabber™” is very cost effective to present with the suggested visual aids to reiterate the information given during your presentation. 

Sweet Treats


Life is Sweeter When it's Drug Free-Jumbo Jelly Beans



This is a fun and exciting way to set the tone at the beginning of a speaking engagement or a student assembly. Rewarding those who interact with the speaker is a positive reinforcement for the audience.

Many times, this activity will open up the floor for discussion and interaction between the speaker and
audience. This “Attention Grabber” may be used as a supplement to another suggestion or as a stand-alone activity.

If you are planning Red Ribbon Week or an Alcohol Awareness Campaign, this “ice breaker” is an added bonus for adults as well as youth. Select candy or suckers that have a slogan that will tie into your campaign or lecture. We listed promotional Jelly Beans below as a recommended choice or you may wrap or staple your own slogan on your choice of candy or suckers.

Always be mindful of the type of group with which you are speaking. It is highly recommended that you have some type of sugar free candy for those who can not eat sugar. We discourage throwing any type candy or suckers because of possible injury.

Materials can be purchased at NIMCO, Inc. to help with this idea!

NIMCO, Inc. strives daily to produce and create educational products in the areas of prevention and education for youth and young adults. Each “Attention Grabber” is universal in presentation. The scenarios are designed to be effective for all ages. 

NIMCO, Inc. wishes you the very best in your quest to educate youth and young adults on the adverse effects of alcohol and drugs.

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