Know the Truth is an evidence based drug and alcohol prevention program geared towards junior high and high school students. Know the Truth brings textbook information and factual data to life through the use of interactive learning methods. The program educates students to increase their awareness of the physical, emotional, and intellectual dangers of drug and alcohol use, helping them be more informed and in turn, make better decisions.
Know the Truth offers sessions examining topics such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, date rape, prescription pills, depression, steroids, and other harmful behavior. It also covers the myths associated with teenage use. For example, a common myth is that everyone drinks. The truth is that according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, only 35% of those age 15 and under have tried alcohol.
We have developed a plan to bring education and awareness about the effects of substance use as well as alternatives to this kind of lifestyle. Know the Truth’s presentation is unique because all presentations are administered by young adults who have struggled with these same issues. They are willing to share their personal stories and are able to connect with youth.
Know The Truth is a partner program with Know The Truth Minnesota. Since its inception over a decade ago, Know The Truth has worked with hundreds of schools and thousands of students. Following Know The Truth presentations in the 2012-2013 school year, 87% of students surveyed made a commitment to not use illegal drugs. In the 2013-2014 school year, 92% of students surveyed made the same commitment. In a two-year follow up survey based on the 2011-2012 school year, 61% of students continued to abstain from drugs and alcohol, 22% of which had reported prior use.
Our goal is to partner with schools to educate students and parents on the risks of substance abuse through sharing both evidence and personal experience. The program is provided FREE OF CHARGE and can be tailored to the needs of your school or organization. Please review our process, results, and feedback from other educators. Click "Contact Us" below for more information about our process or to schedule a meeting or event.