Facts for educators

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Drug prevention education is more than teaching the facts about drugs — it is teaching children and youth about themselves, what is possible in their life now, and what is possible for the future. How the subject is taught is at least as important, and perhaps more important, than what is taught. Because many parents do not talk with their children about the dangers of drug use, educators are often left to fill the void. Teachers can help students learn the complete story about drugs, balancing the misinformation youth generally receive about drugs from their friends, the street and the media.

Facts for Educators has been designed to help you in this challenging role. We hope that the information that you find here will support your efforts in the classroom.