HANDOUT IDEAS:

alt Attach the following saying to some cornuts: "I'm not nuts...I leave drugs alone!"
alt Don't feed the foxes by Melissa Sauser
alt Drug Abuse Handout by Shanna Vineyard
alt Give a small gift box with the following quote: "Life is a gift, don't waste it on drugs."  There are several patterns to make gift boxes out of paper on the internet.  You could fill the little box with Life cereal.
alt I am planning on using "traps" as a little mini-theme. I've got an old fashioned bear trap and I'm going to talk about how much easier it would be if we just avoided traps (drugs) and not get caught in them. It hurts much worse to get out of these traps when we should just avoid them all together. I may even use mouse traps somehow for a type of hand out.....not sure yet. (Credit Unknown)
alt (Karolynn Christiansen / ga10182006) - I am going to attach the following quote to a bag of Smarties and hand them out to each girl.  The attached file is the actual print out and attach to some smarties.  I read the following quote in the lesson from President Hinckley: “Be smart. Do not be so shortsighted as to indulge in the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. It simply is not smart to do so. It is stupid, if you will pardon that harsh word, to use cocaine, marijuana, or any of the other drugs that rob you of control of your mind. After every drug-induced ‘high,’ there is a reactionary ‘low.’ Why spend money on that which can only harm you? Why become enslaved to a habit that can only hinder and short-circuit your future?” (Gordon B. Hinckley, in Conference Report, Oct. 1981, p. 57; or Ensign, Nov. 1981, pp. 40–41). 
alt When spinning your destiny, don't let Satan trap you in his web by Laura Leffert

LESSON HELPS:

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I'm going to have a very large bowl of caramel popcorn on the table with some cups next to it.  It will have a note that says help yourself.  I'm going to recruit a few advisors to watch for girls who don't take any and "pressure" them into having some by telling them how good it is and it has no fat and so they should eat it etc.  Hopefully, we will get all of the girls to take some.  Then, I'm going to talk to them about how hard it is to resist peer pressure to take drugs or use alcohol especially when a friend is doing it and makes it appear to be good. (Credit Unknown)
alt Lesson Helps from LDS Living
alt Q & A - "Whom do we go for help" (scroll down)

LESSONS FROM CHURCH MANUALS:

alt Drug Abuse (YW Manual 1, Lesson 39)

OBJECT LESSONS:

alt It's a trap!

OTHER:

alt “How should we deal with friends who are on drugs? How do we help them?” (Scroll down to see answer)
alt I drank for... - Article from Dear Abby, April 1993

QUOTES:

alt Quick Quotes

SPANISH:

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 Sed Prudentes by Itzel Garcia

TALKS:

alt A plague on the world by Gordon B. Hinckley
alt The Scourge of Illicit Drugs by Gordon B. Hinckley
alt Addiction or Freedom?
alt Russell M. Nelson, "Addiction or Freedom," Friend, May 2002, 7. Include this article in the discussion on the spiritual and physical consequences of drug abuse.
alt Colleen Whitley, "I'm Not Hurting Anybody," Liahona, Mar. 2000, 41; "I'm Not Hurting You," New Era, Apr. 1995, 44. Include John's story in the section on "The Consequences of Drug Abuse."

VIDEO CLIPS:  Check your church library to see if they have any of these videos...

alt Family Home Evening Video Supplement - 'Addiction Versus Freedom,' 3:10 min. (Video Clip 21)
alt The Body Is a Temple - (Video Clip 11) This segment depicts the dangers of harmful habits and substances. 6 minutes
alt Uncle Ben - The true story of an alcoholic who seeks custody of nephews and a niece orphaned by an accident. As he faces the challenge to overcome his alcohol problem and be a good father, he realizes a greater reward than he had imagined. (Video Clip 1) 27 min.

WEBSITES:

alt The facts you need to know about drugs....now!!





 

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