Prevention; Teaching Teens to Say No to Drugs. Best-selling author Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. shares his experience, strength, and hope, as you travel a journey of lessons learned over two decades of recovery and many years working in the industry with young people, changing and saving lives.
This workbook and manual is jam-packed with information that will assist the newcomer as well as the seasoned presenter to get their message across to young people. Successful prevention is a process! Learning, developing, and using new skills, attitudes, beliefs, and values that help you to reach your life’s goals and objectives. Prevention is about committing to education, awareness, and following an action plan to stay clean and sober. Educators must learn to communicate with young people in skillful, artful ways, where students hear and absorb their message. Meaning and emotion are key elements to the process. The brain is social and requires interaction. If we expect young people to remember facts long-term, they need to be involved in the process, such as role play. Most teens are visual learners, humor, not sarcasm can help a lecture. Teens are changing and under a tremendous amount of stress, supportive, reinforced information can help tremendously during this time of rapid growth and change. Prevention, along with education, and awareness will make the difference in the war against drug addiction.
Prevention; Teaching Teens to Say No to Drugs is the author’s twelfth book. This book is dedicated to the professionals who work in the addiction recovery field and are saving lives.