Narconon® Drug Education presentations to primary schools last half an hour plus half an hour open question time. The format covers;
The presentations are suitable for 10-11 year-olds.
Narconon Drug Education presentations in secondary schools are suitable for ages 13 years old upwards. The presentations last forty minutes with an additional thirty minutes allowed for open question time at the end. For schools whose timetable only allows for half an hour PSHE, an abbreviated form of the presentation is available.
The opening section deals with the question "what is a drug?" plus the differences between physical addiction and mental addiction. It demonstrates the effect that stimulants have on the body’s metabolism using easy to understand examples.
This section looks at the three stages of a drug’s effect on the body. The gradually developed need for increased quantities of alcohol and drugs is also looked at. Finally, the unpredictability of the body in its reaction to drugs is explained.
People think they’re ‘being different’ when they take a drug, in fact it’s the opposite. This section looks at the effect of different drugs on people’s personalities and how a drug-taker starts to lose much of his individual character.
In this section we cover the fact that drug residues appear to remain in the body for a period of time and can affect a person years afterwards.
In section five the mental effects of drug and alcohol use are demonstrated. Blank periods occur during substance abuse which effect the mind’s ability to think in sequence and also effect its memory and analytical powers.
Why do people take drugs in the first place? This question is answered in this section. The factor of diminished responsibility is also looked at as well as the dwindling spiral of drug taking. Finally the presentation ends on a positive note and looks at the real ‘highs’ to be attained when one achieves one’s goals in life.
Plus, if requested:
The purpose of this talk is to empower parents/attendees with further tools to talk to their families about the pitfalls of getting involved with street drugs, and to understand a little more about the whole drug culture.
This is only delivered by our President Noel Nile who as you can see from his CV is probably one of the most experienced speakers in the area of drug prevention and education in the UK.
The format will include:
Other areas may be touched upon. There will be an open Q & A session at the end and Noel will also be available for any private conversations parents may wish to have at the end of the evening.
These talks normally last between 90 minutes to 2 hours, sometimes a little longer.