A couple weeks ago a dude called Joe Flood came in and talked to us in life skills about drugs and alcohol. He began with the phrase “I am a alcohol and drug addict”. I kinda freaked, but then he went on to talk about how he had recovered with therapy and stuff. He had been on both drugs and alcohol since he was 14, and was addicted for like 27 years.
When he talked to us, his method wasn't to tell us something like “don't do drugs or you will be killed to death”, he treated it as if he was giving us the choice, but was biased against drugs and alcohol, and with good reasons he explained to us. “the brain has six parts”, he said “when you sleep, two parts of it shut down, when you die, they all go out”. He explained the order in which they are shut down by alcohol, and that drugs will push the brain aside to make room for their own chemicals.
So he explained how drugs trashed his life, and his brain, and his body, and all that stuff. He didn't directly tell us “don't do drugs”, but his method was terrifying, and showed how terrible drugs were, and how terrible you would end up if you did them, or drank too much alcohol, or both, or anything.