Drug Prevention Resources

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Mt. Pleasant Reality Tour will be held Oct. 31

By candleinc | October 23, 2013

TRIBLIVE – Oct. 23, 2013 By A.J. Panian Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 9:01 p.m. The inaugural Mt. Pleasant Reality Tour on Oct. 31 will bring Westmoreland County to the forefront of one of America’s fastest-growing drug prevention initiatives, according to Norma Norris, executive director of CANDLE Inc., a Butler-based nonprofit which developed the event. … Read more

Murrysville man aims to start drug awareness program

By candleinc | February 21, 2013

Tribune-Review – February 21, 2013 By Mary Pickels A Murrysville man will hold a Reality Tour planning session at 6 p.m. Monday in an effort to activate the drug and alcohol awareness program in his community. Shannon Gazze attended a Reality Tour informational session Wednesday at the Westmoreland County Courthouse. He invited area residents to … Read more

No ‘reality’ spared in anti-drug drama at Seneca Valley

By candleinc | December 20, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – December 20, 2012 By Jill Cueni-Cohen The dramatic presentation opened with a casual conversation about how cool it is to do drugs but turned into a horrible night of consequences, including death from an overdose. The consequence is an example of what could happen to teens who get hooked on drugs. The … Read more

Norwin Lions Club Sponsoring Popular Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program

By candleinc | September 7, 2012

IN Magazine – Fall 2012 Read full story here.

Reality Tour, an anti-drug, anti-alcohol program, comes to Norwin

By candleinc | July 3, 2012

The Tribune Review – July 3, 2012 By Brad Pedersen Norwin, Pa. The Norwin Lions Club has helped a national anti-drug program find a home in the Norwin region. The club plans to work with Candle, Inc., a Butler-based non-profit agency, to offer the Reality Tour in September at JB’s Bright Beginnings on Brush Hill … Read more

Reality Tour to raise local awareness about drug abuse

By candleinc | May 9, 2012

The Register-Herald – May 9, 2012 By C.V. Moore — OAK HILL — The Fayette County Family Resource Network (FRN) dispenses a dose of reality May 15, when they stage another Reality Tour to raise local awareness about drug abuse. The reality tour incorporates live re-enactments of peer pressure, arrest, imprisonment, emergency room trauma and … Read more

The reality of drug abuse

By candleinc | May 3, 2012

Pike County Courier – May 3, 2012 MILFORD — “You see how people really are and how drugs can really change how a person is,” said Adam Tidridge of the Reality Tour. Fellow high school student, Alexander Trujillo agreed that the feel of actually “being there” in the moment has a greater impact than anything … Read more

Drug prevention program today in Milford

By candleinc | March 10, 2012

Pocono Record – March 10, 2012 The Child Death Review Team again will present its Reality Tour drug prevention program from 1-4 p.m. today, April 14 and May 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Milford. The team reviews all deaths in Pike County from birth to 21 years old to determine ways to prevent … Read more

Reality Tour to expose effect of drug abuse

By candleinc | March 9, 2012

Register-Herald – March 9, 2012 OAK HILL — A “Reality Tour” depicting realistic scenes about the consequences of drug use is set for Tuesday in Oak Hill. Pre-registration is required. Part live performance, part info session, the Reality Tour is “an intimate journey with a teen on drugs,” exposing its audience to the grief and … Read more

Reality Tour skits focus on drug abuse

By candleinc | March 5, 2012

The News Eagle By Kelly Waters Posted Mar 05, 2012 @ 05:58 PM Milford, Pa. During the Feb. 22 meeting of the Pike County Commissioners, members of the Child Death Review Team spoke about the upcoming Reality Tour. The Child Death Review Team will present the Reality Tour drug prevention program on March 10, April … Read more