I look forward to talking with the kids about drugs and raising their awareness on the dangers surrounding their use. There are many myths about drugs and kids often don’t have a reliable resource to talk to about them so I get a lot of questions.
Albion, MI (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
Narconon Freedom Center delivered drug prevention education to 95 students at a local school October 28th and 29th for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the Nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year.
The week pays tribute to Special Agent Kiki Camarena, an 11 year DEA veteran, who lost his life when on the trail of the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers in 1985. Shortly after Kiki’s death, Congressman Duncan Hunter and Kiki’s high school friend Henry Lozano launched “Camarena Clubs” in Kiki’s hometown of Calexico, California. Red Ribbon Week grew out of these first efforts to honor Kiki and raise awareness of the dangers of drugs.
Each year Narconon Freedom Center Executive Director, Brian Kuehne, delivers drug education to local schools for Red Ribbon Week. “I look forward to talking with the kids about drugs and raising their awareness on the dangers surrounding their use. There are many myths about drugs and kids often don’t have a reliable resource to talk to about them so I get a lot of questions,” says Kuehne.
Students attending Kuehne’s talks write thank you notes and tell him things they realized. Three of them are shared here:
“One thing I will remember is how hard and long it took for people that do drugs to remember things. I want to be able to pull memories at any time and have them be good memories. Thank you so much for coming to talk to us.” M.R.
“Thanks so much for coming to our class. It was really great how you shared your story with us. Your visit impacted myself and many of my classmates in a positive way, and will help us make better choices in the future.” J.B.
“Thank you for coming here and telling us your story. I’ll never forget: Drugs = poison, little bit = enough, more = passed out, too much = kills Uncle Ernie. You made it more real than just teaching it.” J.D.
Those with questions about drugs or looking to help a loved one struggling with addiction call an Intake Counselor today toll-free at 877-362-9682. All calls are no charge and confidential.
About Narconon Freedom Center
Narconon Freedom Center, Albion, Michigan, is a non-profit alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility licensed through the state. The program has been helping those struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism for over 47 years. William Benitez founded the Narconon program in 1966 with the drug-free rehabilitation education researched and developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The Narconon program is a holistic drug-free rehab program. The drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility also provides drug prevention education to schools and community outreach programs. For drug education in your school or community, contact the center at 517-629-8661 or visit http://www.freedomdrugrehab.com.