Community-Based Drug Prevention


What is a Reality Tour?

Reality Tour is a community-based drug prevention system designed as a single event to engage parents, but it’s also a vehicle that networks community resources to enhance prevention on multi-levels. Held in the evening or weekend so parents WILL attend, the system puts parent and child on the same page. Reality Tour® is not scare tactics, per our University of Pittsburgh researcher’s documentation. A needs assessment survey of parents in 2002 revealed their desire for prevention programs to include the possible, ultimate consequences of experimentation.

Reality Tour is delivered in 3 parts:

  1. The Consequences
    • Narrated scenes of life & death choices
    • Youth participant’s own photo morphed
    • Appropriate for youth ages 10-17 with a parent
  2. The Coping Skills
    • Recognize 1st signs of use
    • Personal goals for drug prevention developed
    • Refusal skills engagement
    • Home prevention launch materials
  3. The Interviews
    • Law officer relates local trends
    • Youth in recovery de-glamourizes use

Where can I register for Reality Tour?

You can register for Reality Tour by going to our locations page. Reality Tour is replicated in several states. Find the Tour nearest you, download and mail registration form with payment to the address listed, or register online if available.

Where is the Reality Tour held?

Reality Tour is replicated in several states. Venues vary per Tour, some are held at churches, township buildings, and school districts. For specific location information for a Reality Tour near you, refer to our location page.

Do I have to pre-register?

Yes, pre-registration is required, this helps volunteers prepare in advance. Some locations charge $5 per person to attend, others may waive the fee. Download registration forms on our location page.

How long is Reality Tour?

Reality Tour runs approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours. It is most often held in the evenings or on a weekend so parents can attend.

How old does my child have to be to attend?

Reality Tour is appropriate for children age 10 and up. Any child under the age of 10 will not be permitted to attend. A parent or guardian must attend.

Do I have to attend with my child?

YES, parent(s) or guardians must attend with THEIR child. We say this experience is as important as your child’s wedding or graduation! The dialogue that continues beyond Reality Tour is a key factor in prevention.

Can I bring my friend’s child with me?

NO, parents cannot bring their friends children. Children must attend with THEIR parent or legal guardian.

How much does it cost to attend Reality Tour?

Maximum suggested donation is $5 per person*, which is waived for families on the free or reduced lunch program. *Online registration fees may increase this by approximately $1.

Mandated student attendance policy.

If a student must show proof they have attended Reality Tour to a judge or school district, choose the mandated attendance option so that your fees and confirmation are in line with this level of access.

Get Reality Tour started in my community in as little as 90 days!

Learn how you can bring Reality Tour to your community in 6 six simple steps by going to the How to Get Started page.

How much does the Reality Tour license cost?

There is a 1 time fee of $3,500 plus shipping of materials to acquire the Reality Tour license. There is a $500 annual license renewal fee. Program Model is now offered in a secure digital download.

How long does the Reality Tour license last?

Your Reality Tour license is valid for 1 year. There is an annual license renewal fee of $500.

Can I move the Reality Tour around to multiple locations?

The Reality Tour license is for one location only. If you require an additional location for your community, another license must be purchased at the one-time $3,500 fee. Some exclusions may apply, Contact Us for details.

How do I schedule a teleconference with the Reality Tour Developer?

If you have additional questions about the Reality Tour Program Model, Developer Norma Norris Is available for a private teleconference by request. Fill out the request form.