Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • The revised Too Good for Drugs High School is here!

    HS3901 TGFD Binder cover for web 1-16Summer is drawing near, but we have some exciting news before you launch into your vacations—the revised edition of Too Good for Drugs High School is here! The revised program features an enhanced delivery model with interactive games and activities that promote social and academic success through practice and positive reinforcement.  The course has been expanded to address current and developing trends and temptations facing students, including various nicotine delivery devices, prescription drug misuse, and the increased societal normalization of marijuana use.

    Open Training sessions starting this June will include the Revised High School program.

    With the help of educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, and prevention specialists, our evidence-based curriculum equips teens with the skills they need to resist negative influence that may lead to substance use, as well as prepares them for academic success that will carry over into their college and professional careers.

    So before you pack up for the beach or the mountains or your long planned travels abroad, make sure you are stocked up for your fall implementation!

  • Wagner Celebrates National Prevention Week

    Wagner MLKThis week is National Prevention Week, and Wagner has enjoyed participating in the SAMHSA "I Choose" initiative by exploring his own backyard.  Be sure to check Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the places he’s visited!

    We’d also like to take a moment to address this year’s theme for National Prevention Week: “Strong As One. Stronger Together.” With the release of the revised Too Good for Drugs for High school right around the corner, the challenges of adolescence have been on our mind. During the teen years, it can at times prove trying to develop inner strength alone. Self-aware and socially aware teens are better prepared to forge solid and meaningful relationships with their peers and are more resistant to negative peer pressure and influence.

    Differentiating between healthy and unhealthy relationship qualities emboldens teens to choose their social circles wisely. These relationship networks often become a key piece of the foundation for how teens perceive and interact with the world around them. Teens who build healthy relationships bolster themselves with a strong support network that will offer positive peer influence when they are faced with difficult decisions. Educators, community members, and parents can all help students identify and develop healthy relationships by acting as role models themselves and by teaching and reinforcing essential social emotional skills.

    Teens who are relationship savvy and socially and emotionally equipped will be “strong as one” and “stronger together” as they embark on the road to successful futures.  We know Wagner would agree!