Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Drug and Alcohol Attention Grabbers™ - Create Your Own Card

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!

• Construction Paper or copy Paper---color is optional
• Markers or crayons

Start by explaining that in today’s society we have greeting cards for just about everything, and you are giving each one of them the opportunity to design a new and unique style card. 

Pass out the paper and markers or crayons and divide the class in groups. Have the first group design a
card for someone with blurred vision. Have the second group design a card that would be appropriate for a person who has slurred speech. Have the third group design a card for someone in prison. Have the fourth group design a card for someone who has major mood swings. The fifth group to design a card for a family who has lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident.

After the groups have finished have someone from each group read their card. You may ask as many students as time allows to read their cards. Be sure that at least one person from each group reads their card aloud. When they have finished presenting their cards, explain the following. “If you make the decision to use drugs or alcohol any of these cards may be sent to you.” Explain these are just a few of the possible side effects you will experience if you make the decision to use drugs or alcohol.

Tell the group that each person has a personal power to say NO to drugs and alcohol. Don’t let the
addiction of drugs or alcohol take your power away.

Suggested supplemental materials may be purchased at www.nimcoinc.com

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