Narconon Drug Education Surveys Indicate Changes of Attitude About Drug Use

drugsIf you told a child not to touch a hot stove, which explanation would be more effective in handling their curiosity as to why: “Because I said so!” or “Because it is very hot and it could burn your skin and hurt you very badly.”?  The latter seems like the obvious choice, and it is true that it is likely to be the more effective of the two.  However, when discussing drugs with children and adolescents, something akin to the former explanation is more often used, leaving children with a command to follow rather than factual data to use when making their own decision. Continue reading