To provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking,other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.
WHAT IS IT?
R.A.D.D. is an inclusive, not an exclusive, organization. R.A.D.D. recognizes that the pressures on young people to drink, use illicit drugs, and engage in other unhealthy behaviors are very strong in today's society. R.A.D.D. seeks not to punish or alienate those students who make unfortunate choices but rather aims to inform, educate, support, and empower young people to make positive decisions in their lives.
- R.A.D.D. does not support or condone the use of alcohol by underage young people. The purchase and public possession of alcoholic beverages by anyone under the age of 21 is illegal in all 50 states.
- Alcohol alters and individual's decision, reaction times, perception of distance, and judgment of one's abilities. For adolescents, whose brains are still develping in critical ways, alcohol use makes them more vulnerable to learning and memory impairments. The use of alcohol is frequently coupled with risky and potentially destructive behaviors such as physical and emotional violence, rude or thoughtless remarks or actions, sexual mistakes or misjudgments, sexual assault, and suicide acts and attempts.
- R.A.D.D. believes that young people can have fun, enjoy life, and nurture positive personal relationships without the distraction and distortion of alcohol or substances. R.A.D.D. seeks to demonstrate positive and attractive alternatives to alcohol and other drug-infused activities for teenagers.
WHEN AND WHERE
R.A.D.D. meets in the High School auditorium a 7:45 am
Dates to be determined.