TEACH YOUR STORY
The ONLY way to END ADDICTION is to Prevent it from Happening in the First Place. The ONLY way to do that is to prevent KIDS from “starting” in their teen years. 90% of every person that has struggled with addiction in their lives began as a TEEN – age 7 to 17. This is indisputable. The adolescent brain is developing. The brain doesn’t fully develop until late 20’s. This is also indisputable.
Drug addiction is not about drugs, it’s about the brain. The three drugs that make up the foundation of 90% of addiction are alcohol, nicotine and marijuana. Alcohol is a depressant. Nicotine is a stimulant. THC/Marijuana is hallucinogenic. This is the understanding that our youth need. Not that illicit drugs are so bad, but that “THEY” are the problem. They are the “END” of the problem. They are the end result of the progression of addiction.
Many people who overcame addiction, who have found recovery make GREAT speakers and GREAT facilitators. But “Telling” your story to kids in a one-time speech is not effective. It has to be a “spark” and an engaging catalyst that will motivate kids to change the way they look at themselves, their choices, and their lives. “Telling” your story won’t accomplish that. You have to “TEACH” your story. There is a major difference.
Steered Straight has developed a new training program that can show people with a public speaking talent and a passion to reach America’s Youth how to TEACH THEIR STORY!
We are taking applications now for people who are interested in ending addiction, who believe that the only way to do that is to reach our kids. We are building a “Recovery Army”! If you believe you are that person, please contact us here. You will be asked to submit a short video of yourself telling your story and explaining the message of your story.