Community-Based Drug Prevention

What is Reality Tour?

3 Minute Video

These may have been the most important hours I ever spend with my son. – DadReality Tour® is a community-based drug prevention system designed as a single event to engage parents. Often held in the evening or weekend so parents WILL attend. Our system educates parent & child together to put parent and child on the same page. Reality Tour® is UNLIKE scare tactics. Our dramatic scenes are PG and balanced with family coping skills to avoid experimentation. Reality Tour was evaluated by the University of Pittsburgh in 2007-08 and a recipient of NECAP Service to Science Award.

  • Establishes regularly scheduled prevention (monthly/quarterly)
  • Networks all 12 sectors of the community and school partnerships
  • Uses existing resources & volunteers
  • Works in urban, suburban & rural settings
  • Supports other prevention activities
  • Energizes community around prevention
  • Proven sustainability for 16 years
  • Affordable, launch with or without grants

Our Method:

Dramatic scenes

The Consequences

  • Narrated scenes of life & death choices
  • Youth participant’s own photo morphed
  • Appropriate for youth ages 10-17 with a parent
reality tour coping skills

The Coping Skills

  • Recognize 1st signs of use
  • 10 personal goals for drug prevention
  • Refusal skills engagement
reality tour interview with recovery speaker

The Interviews

  • Law officer relates local trends
  • Youth in recovery de-glamourizes use
  • Parent of youth affected (optional)