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Jared Blake and Live o Be program

Jared Blake, country music singer, songwriter, and philanthropist started the Live to Be organization which supports a living above the influence type of approach to addiction treatment.  The Live to Be program works tirelessly to help young people everywhere discover their own, individual, unique path away from drug and alcohol abuse.  The Live to Be program works tirelessly to create a country that is free from drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general.

Jared Blake and his Live to Be organization know that the temptation to experiment with drugs and alcohol can be very strong sometimes, but that people cannot let this temptation steal them over.  The program seeks to not only raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, but the program also seeks to do something even bigger than that.  The Live to Be program also seeks to help people find the truth in their recovery, all combined of which make this organization and their values and efforts very valuable.

Live to Be

Live to Be is a nonprofit organization.  It seeks to encourage school kids of all ages to live above the influence and to instead dive into their goals and purposes as opposed to letting themselves get distracted by drugs and alcohol.  Live to Be encourages kids to create and pursue goals more so than any other point of the program. 

The great thing about Live to Be is that it actually is getting something done and their efforts are working.  The program is essentially and simply directly affecting the lives of both children and parents of every single school that Jared Blake and Live to Be have toured to.  These appearances (which have now reached over ten thousand students) include public speaking, keynotes, Q & As, etc.  What Jared Blake found was that live concerts promote a healthy, exciting, fun, interesting, cool, and very self-respectful way to live life, and that is what had initially inspired him to start the Live to Be program and approach.

With Live to Be, Jared has traveled across the United States, visiting hundreds of schools and playing for over ten thousand school students. Jared is spreading a very unique message, but it is a message that needs to be heard nonetheless. 

SAFE (Stopping Addiction with Family Education)

Drug and alcohol addiction is a big problem, and there is no denying that fact.  However, not a lot of people actually know about that, though they really should.  The sad truth is that drug and alcohol addiction is an entirely unknown subject for a lot of people.  SAFE (Stopping Addiction with Family Education) seeks to educate people about drug and alcohol addiction and all of the various problems that sadly, do go into drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general.

SAFE (Stopping Addiction with Family Education) specifically seeks to educate the family members and loves ones of people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.  It was found that the single most common reason why an addict, any addict, finally did get help was because a family member or loved one convinced them to do so.  So, in that spirit SAFE (Stopping Addiction with Family Education) sought to create the largest online resource for information and data about drug and alcohol addiction and all of its various aspects and factors.  The site was built to teach the family members and loved ones of addicts how to help that addict. 

With the information from SAFE (Stopping Addiction with Family Education), the organization and coordination of Live to Be, and the speaking and performing of Jared Blake, some positive efforts will be put in and an actual, strong change can occur!

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