Thursday, December 19, 2013

Drug and Alcohol Attention Grabbers™ - A Rose Or A Thorn

Drug and Alcohol Attention Grabbers™ - A Rose Or A Thorn

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. These "Attention Grabber™" ideas are also great for Red Ribbon Week!

• One long-stem live rose (any color) with thorns

Hold up the rose and talk about how it is beautiful, but also very fragile. The bloom is beautiful to look at and smells so nice. Pass the rose to the students and ask each one to pull a petal from the rose. When the rose is nothing but the stem, ask the student to bring it back to you. Hold up the stem and point out that all that is left is the stem and thorns. Tell the students it is hard to imagine that this ugly stem with thorns once had a beautiful rose on it.  

Explain that when you use drugs or alcohol they do the same thing to your body. They strip you of all your vital healthy parts and leave you with a disease-wrecked body. We can’t put the petals back on the rose and you can’t undo damage done to your body by drugs or alcohol.

Suggested supplemental materials may be purchased at

The Warning Signs Are Clear. . Don't Do Drugs Weepul (One Red Weepul) 

(Click Here to Purchase)

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