June 12, 2009

Addicts in the classroom (it’s a good thing)

Category: Community — admin @ 1:00 am

Portland Police

Portland Police

Bringing drug addicts into local classrooms.  It’s a good thing (apologies to Martha Stewart).

Really, though, it is.  Some local cops got together and decided to ask local addicts for help.  They took video cameras to the streets and interviewed users about what drugs do to your life.  It’s gritty, it’s real (and yes it’s appropriate for 8th graders).

The tapes then go to local classes with a school resource officer.  Kids get a chance to see, right from the source, what trying meth or pot can do to your life.  Then, they have a frank discussion about drugs and ask questions.

Cops like Ofc. Steve Morinville who works in the David Douglas District say the program’s getting great feedback across the board (from kids, parents and faculty).

The brueau agrees.  The team behind the program were recognized at an awards ceremony for their efforts.

1 Comment »

  1. I think I will try to recommend this post to my friends and family, cuz it’s really helpful.

    Comment by KonstantinMiller — July 6, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

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