Learn to Say NO!
On April 15, 2017 YPG Illinois had one of its most influential events, “Learn to Say No”. This event covered the importance to say No to a medicine or other substance which has physiological effects when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.
According to Monitoring the Future, the NIDA-funded annual survey of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students, has shown persistently high rates of marijuana and nonmedical prescription drug use in our Nation’s teens. More information on the Monitoring the Future survey can be found at here. There are many reasons to why many teenagers are using drugs. Examples being, family problems, the need to be accepted to be part of a group, music, and the influence of friends are just a few of the many.
YPG Illinois not only had did event close door, but for a more impacting outcome they went out on the streets dress as people who lost all their dreams to the use of drugs and alcohol.
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“People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.”
― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
Once the will has been broken…
Once a person become chemically dependent on any illegal substance they have no pleasure in everyday life. Adding to that many other negative effects like wild mood swings, depression, anxiety, paranoia, violence, etc..
All of the projects in the YPG have the goal to help and prevent drug addiction. By investing in the youth talent’s and encouraging to pursuit a healthy life style. Check out our Facebook page here, for unity, guidance, and for help.