Community-Based Drug Prevention

Bring Reality Tour to Your Community

Your Community Based Prevention System

The Reality Tour began in Butler County, PA in 2003. The consequence-driven program was extremely successful and prompted the founding of CANDLE, Inc., the 501c3 non-profit that oversees the program. In 2004 demand grew for the replication of Butler’s grassroots effort and the Model Program was developed. This success has warranted an evaluation of the theory and outcomes of the presentation. CANDLE, Inc. has undergone various evaluations and currently is a legacy program on NREPP (National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices). NECAPT Service to Science afforded research assistance for program development and study design towards our next research goal.

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Because of the level of collaboration built into Reality tour, donations take care of essentials at start-up and beyond! – Reality Tour Director
Affordable for any community at $3,500 for the Program Model purchase. Rotary Lion’s, Jaycees are successfully using Reality Tour as a club project. Reality Tour is proven to be self-sustaining, networking the 12 sectors of the community. Program Model materials & video training are provided by CANDLE, Inc. and includes free updates for emerging drug trends and ‘Best Practices’ online trainings and recognition. Contact us for startup materials and a free consultation with developer, Norma Norris.

How to get Started

Determine Readiness…

Start Reality Tour in just 90 days…

  1. Watch video: Reality Tour ‘Overview’ presentation
  2. Schedule stakeholders meeting
  3. Contact us to obtain stakeholder meeting docs (FREE)
  4. Review & sign contract for purchase of Program Model (one-time fee of $3,500)
  5. Two Reality Tour Directors are needed
  6. Train with videos in 3-5 sessions 90 minutes each

I am adamant that Reality Tour is key to helping families prevent experimentation. – Karen McMillan, CAS, PA Reality Tour DirectorNorma Norris, Reality Tour developer will assist and consult to set you up for success! See where Reality Tours are replicated. Attract sponsorship dollars and income from registration fees and donations. Reality Tour is a great opportunity to recruit members to support a prevention network or coalition and partner with other drug prevention initiatives and local school districts.

Surveys 90 Days after attending Reality Tour:


  • Families that increased drug & alcohol discussions


  • People who referenced info from Reality Tour in discussions


  • Youth who stated it was easier to talk with parents


  • Youth who said they would never forget Reality Tour