“Reality Tour” Substance Misuse Prevention
Provides evidenced-based consequence-driven, innovative, contemporary, and replicable drug prevention education at the community level for parent and child with corresponding tools for parents and schools.
Reality Tour fills the gaps in current prevention services that help a community by:
providing a parent and child prevention experience together
providing periodically scheduled prevention presentations via Reality Tour so that a prevention program is present in the community
utilizing and networks existing community resources
offering a role for every willing community volunteer
showing the consequences of experimentation in a sensitive manner appropriate for ages 10-18
Introduction to the “Reality Tour” Parent/Teen Drug Prevention Program
During the Reality Tour presentation parents and children 'witness' the effects of drug abuse as they view dramatic scenes introduced by the 'voice of the addict'. Scenes depict arrest, imprisonment, overdose, and yes, even a funeral. Question and answer sessions with law enforcement and addicts in recovery allow for interaction. Photographs of teens are taken upon arrival, digitally morphed into an unattractive likeness, and then returned at the program's end. The photos serve as a reminder of the haunting, progressively deteriorating, real mug shot photos of an addict displayed during the tour. Law enforcement educates on emerging drugs. It’s an experience that will create a lasting impact on all who attend.
Interested in bringing Reality Tour to your school? Contact Community Partners for Better Health at firstname.lastname@example.org
Centennial High School
10200 Centennial Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada 89149
October 21, 2021
Tour: 5:30-8:00 PM
This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds, and SAPT Block and Partnership for Success federal grants from the Substance Abusemand Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.