Preventive and educational program for parents and children aged 13-17, three days a week (Friday-Sunday)

The goal of prevention is to acquaint parents with all the characteristics of the period of adolescence that children inevitably go through, then to acquaint parents and children with all the properties of drugs that are offered to children today and their negative effects, and then with the circumstances in which it most often happens. The next goal of the championship is to help children build their own negative attitude towards drugs and, which is very important, a negative attitude towards people who use them. Children must learn how to make the right choice in a situation when drugs are offered to them, that is, how to refuse drugs and those who offer them. Here, it is very important for children to know why they do that, which presupposes that they are well educated and have a built-in negative attitude towards drugs and everything related to them.

The clearest message that prevention should convey to a child is that drugs are extremely dangerous, that they cause severe and difficult to treat disease and that as such it cannot and must not be the subject of his interest.

Common misconceptions of adolescents

"What's so scary about smoking marijuana?" But it's just marijuana "or" It's just alcohol, "they usually say. "It's a passing period." Everyone does it, teenagers are expected to try everything! " No more, the world has changed, and so have drugs. In fact, marijuana is stronger today than ever before. Drugs and alcohol lead to many negative consequences, and most importantly, the brain and body of adolescents are still developing, and substance abuse can disrupt the development of an independent personality and thwart efforts to establish one's own identity.

Experimenting with marijuana alone can also lead to addiction. Not everyone will become addicted, but it is a very dangerous path and there is no way to know who will become addicted and who will not. For a certain percentage of adolescents, experimenting with substances is only a passing episode in growing up, while for others, the experimental phase is an introduction to the disease. Early education and awareness of the problem is a very powerful tool in the fight against drug abuse. Attitudes and beliefs can be established and established very early. The skills learned in childhood will help the child not to make a mistake at a critical moment. The child must learn about the harmfulness of drugs as soon as possible and we must not allow ourselves to be misinformed by other young people who are already taking drugs, because they will surely offer him drugs!

A significantly higher percentage of children who start experimenting with drugs before the age of 16 become addicted than those who try drugs at the age of 22 or more. This is exactly the trend in our society that "adolescents" start experimenting earlier and earlier.