Make an Impact
Support ACT on Drugs – A drug education program for youth that really makes a difference.
Vaping deaths, opioid crisis, prescription drug abuse, fentanyl deaths…tragedies that are all too common! We must do something, and in fact have a responsibility to do something, to stop the illicit use of drugs.
Drug abuse and addiction is robbing us of too many youth and young adults. Unfortunately deaths from illicit drug use is common in every state, including Colorado, and the prevalence of addiction and overdose-death is increasing. Abuse, addiction and overdose are independent of gender, age, race, culture, and socio-economic group. The problem occurs equally in urban and rural areas. A proven and effective method to reduce youth drug use is education about the risks and consequences of drug use/abuse/addiction. And one of the most effective educational approaches is personal, face-to-face, non-threatening discussion in the school classroom.
What can you do?
Financially support drug education programs…like ACT on Drugs
Letters from students
“I am so glad you came, not for me but for my friend. The program you had made her think and she realized that just because she hit a bad spot in life does not mean she needs drugs. She told me that the night you came she hated life so much she was going to take some prescription drugs her parents had. She did not take them because of your program. Thank you so much, because of your program she is still alive and getting her life back on track. Thank you so very much.” Grand Valley Middle School student. Parachute CO
“Lynn this has always been a tough subject for me. I’ve watched multiple people in my life suffer with addiction and I always asked myself why. Why don’t they stop? Why do they do all these terrible things? I’ve tried for years to get closure, & get some answers and until I listened to your presentation, I never understood. Now I feel like I know their problem on a deeper level, and I finally feel like I can forgive those people. I know it’s silly, getting all of this from a couple days of listening to you, but because of it I have the closure I needed. I also learned I need to make better choices myself. Thank you.” Student, Mountain Range HS
“Thank you very much for coming to our class to tell us about drugs. You taught me a lot about drugs. I used to smoke a lot of Marijuana and after your talk I never want to touch it again. I thank you a lot because I needed confidence from someone to get on track to a better road. I will remember you for a long time. You are amazing, so keep up the good work. Thank you!” Student Horizon High School, Thornton CO
“Lynn thank you for coming to talk to us about drugs because it’s everywhere in high school and all the effects are really terrifying and life changing. Made me go home and think about the path I was heading down. I want to be a doctor and drugs is not getting me to my goal and I want to thank you for opening my eyes.” Student, Mead HS