A group of men from Teen Challenge visited Reeths-Puffer High School on Tuesday, December 16th to share their personal stories of addiction and recovery with our 9th grade students. Often the presenters shared that their addictions started with small compromises that led to large compromises.
One of the presenters from Teen Challenge stated, ” we were honored to come and share our stories with the students at RPHS. It is our hope that these young people will learn from our past mistakes and failures and avoid the pitfalls of drug and alcohol abuse.”
Students were very attentive during the presentations and responded with many good questions. Students walked away with an emotional picture of the negative impact of drug abuse and some suggestions on how to help others if the need ever presented itself. Taylor Freed, a 9th grade student stated, “I really respect the presenters because they are brave enough to share their life stories in front of us, and I fell like they really had an impact on the students listening.”
Thank you to the men at Teen Challenge for sharing stories in effort to help students understand the risks associated with drugs and alcohol.