Community Drug Prevention for Today's Environment

See beyond the next 10 minutes

Bring Reality Tour's® Long Term Prevention to Your Community

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Drug-Free Communities

Preventing substance use disorder takes a whole community. Reality Tour can help guide you. 

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Drug-Free Schools

Reality Tour is a drug and alcohol resource for guidance counselors and administrators.

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Drug-Free Homes

Drug abuse prevention starts with parents. Educate your children on the effects of drug use.

What Is Reality Tour?

Your community needs an effective and sustainable drug prevention program now. We unite communities to reduce risk factors for youth substance abuse prevention using resources you already have.

Parents are the most powerful prevention tool, and they need the support of their communities. The Reality Tour® program brings parents, students, schools, local law enforcement and community volunteers to the table. Together, they create one powerful experience that can influence conversations and choices for years to come.

Sustainable and affordable, Reality Tour allows teens the opportunity to address peer pressure and mental health concerns unique to their community. Evidence-based updates occur every two years, helping us incorporate current health care research.

When Reality Tour’s founder Norma Norris asked her son how he managed to not get caught up in drugs, he said, “I could always see beyond the next 10 minutes.” This is the answer that inspired Reality Tour.

Who We Are

Collaborative

Drug prevention takes a whole community

Respectful

Be mindful of others. Listen more than you speak.

Innovative

Stay on top of drug trends and adapt to today’s environment

Trustworthy

Rely on scientific data about health problems.

Passionate

Inspire yourself and others to see what’s possible

Inclusive

Resonate with at-risk and general populations

Our Founder’s Story

In 2003, Reality Tour started out as a solution for my community to address the influx of heroin on our streets. Now, the idea is an evidence-based prevention program impacting over 55,000 parents and children.

Learn more about how one simple sentence inspired Norma Norris, a concerned parent and civic leader, to develop the Reality Tour program.

Norma Norris of Reality Tour

Norma Norris, Founder

Drug Prevention Resources

Home Quarantine May Reveal Teen Vaping

By candleinc | March 26, 2020

  Some parents at home with their adolescent or teen during quarantine are beginning to realize something is going on with their child besides anxiety … Read more

Vaping Toolkit – Know if your child has stopped vaping!

By candleinc | April 6, 2019

Vaping Toolkit Information for Parents

Help With A Problem: “So scary it shouldn’t exist.”

By candleinc | November 20, 2018

Today’s adolescent hasn’t known a time when drugs were not a threat to the well-being of youth.  After attending the nonprofit CANDLE, Inc.’s Reality Tour … Read more

Prevention Tool Kit

Know you are doing all you can to build trust and enforce supportive family rules with your child.