I hope they’re promoting responsible anti-drug use.
You wouldn’t want young people abusing anti-drugs.
I also enjoy the fact that “Throughout the week, junior high and high school parents will have a chance to sign a pledge to supervise teen parties and keep them free of alcohol and drugs.”
Makes it sound like a lottery. There’s a limited number of pledges available each day, but a few lucky parents will get to sign one.
Hey, I’m all in favor of fact-based education and encouraging young people to stay away from drugs. But this eager-beaver-fun-filled-abstinence-club approach is transparently fake and ineffective. Sure there are some kids who jump right into the activities, eager to look good to the appropriate adults. And two years from now, they’ll be the ones lying dead in an abandoned apartment with a needles sticking out of their arm because they never learned anything useful.
The only good thing about this is that a few of them will actually find something more than what was intended in the meaning of this year’s theme: “It’s up to me to be drug free.”