Friday, February 14, 2014

Drug and Alcohol Attention Grabbers™ - A Little or a Lot

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!

Adhesive backed name tags

Pass out the name tags to each student and have them put their name on the tag and stick it to their
shirt, blouse, or sweater. Explain that if they use drugs or alcohol products some may become addicted. Others may experiment with drugs or alcohol or have friends that use drugs or alcohol. Explain that if it is just one time or a lifetime you will be effected in some way.  

Youth are the target of the alcoholic beverage company’s massive media campaigns. They want your money and do not care about the Consequences their products will cause in peoples lives.

Tell the group that each name tag is their first introduction to drugs or alcohol. Ask them to pull the tag off and look at the back (sticky side) of the name tag. Explain that some may have a lot of fuzz or lint if they were wearing a sweater or fleece type top, while others have very little particles on the back. Tell the group that when they experiment with drugs or alcohol there are no guarantees on how each individual will be affected. Ask the group if they are really prepared to take that risk.

Suggested supplemental materials may be purchased at

I Believe in Me I'm Drug Free! - SELF-STICK Ribbons (Click Here to Purchase)

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