Students Stand Against Drugs

Butler Eagle – May 2, 2010 They display their pledge on T-shirts About 250 sixth grade students at Mars Centennial School and 150 sixth grade students at Buffalo and South Buffalo elementary schools made a pledge to be drug-free in a unique manner. Each of the students was given an “I Promise” T-shirt designed by … Read more

“Reality Tour” Exposes Teens to Reality of Substance Abuse

Behavioral Health Central – February 19, 2010 By Dennis Miller, BHC Senior Writer Classroom lectures, assembly-hall speeches and informational brochures can give teens the facts on drug and alcohol use, but fall short of offering a direct, realistic and emotional experience of drug abuse’s often devastating consequences. The interactive educational experience called Reality Tour® is designed … Read more

Reality Tour focuses on drug addiction

The Times Leader – January 27, 2010 By Rory Sweeney Staff Writer WEST PITTSTON – Without actually dying from a drug overdose, students from Wyoming Area and Greater Pittston Area school districts experienced what might be the next closest thing on Monday evening. About a year ago, Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. purchased … Read more

Clarion County’s Reality Tour Sold Out

Clarion County’s Promise is again scheduling its Reality Tour performances this spring to give community members an insider s perspective on drug abuse. The program is especially relevant given the county s disturbing trend in heroin use. There were five heroin overdoses within three months, said Clarion County s Promise executive director Sheila Snyder, and … Read more

Program about drugs shows consequences

The Record Herald – February 21, 2008 By Denise Bonura Chambersburg, Pa. – Did you know that 40 percent of high school students think it’s OK to try heroin? Did you know that one in five eighth-graders has already tried marijuana? Did you know that the average age a person starts using drugs these days … Read more

One Addict’s Struggle

The Record Herald – February 21, 2008 By Denise Bonura The Record Herald Chambersburg, Pa. – Rebecca’s dramatized “life with drugs” ended with the flat beep of a heart monitor and her parents’ suffering at her funeral — and for the rest of their lives. Eighteen-year-old Rebecca Etter of Chambersburg played the role of a … Read more

School Districts partner with The Reality Tour

– Butler Eagle – October 29, 2007 Over 1,500 Butler County parents ‘get it’. They understand their role in drug prevention and brought their children to the Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program, sitting beside them as members of the Drug Task Force told how drugs are robbing families of a future and burdening a community … Read more

Live lessons on addiction in planning

Luzerne County Times Leader – October 28, 2006 By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES A moving reality anti-drug program known to bring parents and children to tears may be coming to Luzerne County. Actors portray scenes in the life of a teen on heroin, including his prison booking, an overdose death scene using real emergency workers, and a … Read more

Anti-drug Reality Tour to hit road

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – March 26, 2006 By Madeline Izzo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Butler County founder of an interactive drug-abuse prevention program has been asked to bring her program to Kansas City, Mo., for some national exposure. Norma Norris, director of Candle Inc., which stands for Community Action Network for Drug-Free Lifestyle Empowerment, has been invited … Read more