Drug Awareness, Prevention & Education
As a parent/educator/coach for the past 30+ years Jim Marshall has impacted more lives than he can count. He speaks to not only students but to parents and other adults about the death of his son, Cody and how they too can help others seek help with drug addiction. His presentation gives up to date statistics on the drug use in Missouri as well as the signs to recognize when a person is becoming dependent on drugs. Jim believes that lack of knowledge and information on the prevalence of drug abuse amongst our youth has contributed to the poor choices made by our youth. Every adult needs to be informed and Jim can deliver the truth very profoundly.
Jim’s presentation strives to meet the following goals:
• increase student and parents knowledge on depression, stress, anxiety, substance use dangers and coping skills to address life challenges
• create continuing dialogue between student, parent, counselor, and teacher
• help students understand addiction issues and recovery for an accurate view of the disease
• destigmatize mental health issues and addiction so our youth are confident to ask for help for themselves or see others who need help in a more positive light.