Our Anti-Drug Assembly Show 2018 is a well-thought-out presentation utilizing best practices along with Micky Magic’s expertise as a Smoking Cessation Counselor (certified by The American Cancer Society. Because most of our shows are presented to grade school students and sometimes High Schoolers, we focus on tobacco abuse. Cigarettes are the gateway drug to practically every drug known.
When you use fantastic entertainment, especially Magic & Illusion, you can grab everyone’s attention. Then you deliver your messages with a depth of heartfelt empathy, affection, and a vibe of authenticity. This way, we assure you, all will culminate in maximum student retention
October is Red Ribbon month.
It used to be called Red Ribbon Week, but today, many schools have expanded it to a month. Red Ribbon Month was started in 1985 when a Drug Enforcement Administration agent was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico by a drug cartel. Today an estimated 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon activities annually. This show doesn’t necessarily need to be presented in October, this show is great any time of the year!
With so many voices and opinions out there,
it’s important to understand the facts. We express to our kids the Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early 20’s!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular will have a lasting impact. Another fact to consider: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction during these years. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking (especially smoking), drinking or using other drugs before age 18.
Marijuana is at the center of a lot of debate today, and it soon may be legal in New Jersey. It is actually being made legal and/or de-criminalized throughout the country. There are often exaggerated and even false claims made by those on each of the opposing sides. What matters is understanding how it can impact you as a young person, and that information can be hard to find in the middle of so much hype. Laws are changing, and there’s potential for new medical treatments, but these don’t erase the risks.
Like alcohol, Marijuana can be dangerous. Anything that impairs coordination and judgment, which marijuana does, causes impaired functionality, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and disrupts learning and memory. And when used in conjunction with alcohol, the combined result is worse than either substance alone.
Micky Magic knows how to present these issues in a such a way that the kids believe and trusts in him.