Drugs: A Deadly Game
A Statement by the BSA
Drugs: A Deadly Game! is the drug abuse prevention awareness program of the Boy Scouts of America. It is a drug education experience designed to stimulate discussion in small groups and classroom settings and to get children talking—and learning—about the dangers of drug use and abuse.
The Drugs: A Deadly Game! youth pamphlet Choose to Refuse® replaces Take a Stand Against DRUGS—the pamphlet referred to in Requirement 7, Fitness Scoreboard, Webelos Fitness activity badge. The theme of Choose to Refuse® is, “working together we can be a powerful force against drugs.” Choose to Refuse® features five drug-free kids who speak to today’s youth about many of the drug-related issues they may possibly face. Choose to Refuse® is geared to 8– to 12–year–old boys and girls, but is adaptable for young people first grade through high school.
Drug abuse is a concern facing all youth, not just Scouts. Programs like Drugs: A Deadly Game! provide a way to reach out to community groups, including schools, churches, United Ways, police departments, and juvenile courts, that will use BSA program material in their fight against drug abuse.
Launched in June 2006, the fourth edition speaks to today's issues, such as:
· Drug profiles—their basic characteristics
· Dealing with stress and Bad Fads
· Drug-Free Kids Represent!
· The effects of drug abuse, as shown on a body chart
· The Choose to Refuse Family Pledge
· The N.I.C.E. way to say, "No"
· Cough and cold medicines
Each year there are more deaths and disabilities from substance abuse than from any other preventable cause. Of all deaths in the United States each year, one in four is attributable to alcohol, illicit drug, or tobacco use. Every man, woman, and child in America pays nearly $1,000 a year to cover the costs of health care, additional law enforcement, auto accidents, crime, and lost productivity resulting from substance abuse. Teens who smoke or drink heavily are far more likely to abuse other drugs. In 2000, only 4.6 percent of nonsmokers and 4.2 percent of nondrinkers reported using illicit drugs, compared to 42.7 percent of smokers and 65.5 percent of heavy drinkers.
Drugs: A Deadly Game! is intended for all youth, male and female, whether or not they are involved in Scouting.
Drugs: A Deadly Game! materials are ideal for use in classrooms across the country. The program is also appropriate for drug rehabilitation centers, police departments, corporations, religious institutions, and youth groups.
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