Friday, December 20, 2013

Drug and Alcohol Attention Grabbers™ - Icebreaker

Drug and Alcohol Attention Grabbers™ - Icebreaker

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!

Suckers or candy of your choice with a drug or prevention message taped to each piece.

Place a bowl at the doorway where students enter the room or stand by the entryway and encourage all students to take one. (Make sure the adults supervising the students approve this). After the students have taken their seats, ask students to read the prevention slogans on their candy. Ask volunteers to stand and explain the slogan on their treat. Example: Be Drug Free—the student may respond that using drugs is dangerous. Always give positive reinforcement to the students and if you need expand on their statements.

This is an excellent icebreaker to set the tone for a speaker or demonstration about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

* Always have sugar free candy as an option for those who cannot have sugar.

Suggested supplemental materials may be purchased at

Drug Prevention Suckers (packages in sets of 250) (Click Here to Purchase)

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