Perhaps the single biggest problem in the 21st century when it comes to the health and the vitality of the American people has been with the rising crisis that is drug and alcohol addiction and all that goes into these problems and crisis issues and worries. Drug and alcohol addiction seems to only get worse and worse as the years go by, creating huge issues and worries and problems unlike anything else that we have seen so far.
In times like these it takes major action and a lot of work to address such a serious and concerning problem. Case in point, drug and alcohol addiction is very serious difficulty that now more than ever needs to be dealt with effectively. The problem is a very real one to say the least, and it stands to only get worse and worse long before it gets any better. The only silver lining to issues like these is that drug and alcohol addiction is something that can and should be addressed with a recovery program, and the only other silver lining is that key individuals and groups have risen up and made a pledge to doing something about the addiction crisis in this country.
One such individual is Jared Blake. Jared Blake is a country western musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Blake has been in recovery himself for years, and in addition to having a successful music career, he also makes a point to really tackle drug and alcohol addiction in the country with his anti-drug organization Live to Be which he started in 2015 to combat the rising crisis of drug and alcohol addiction in this country that Jared was all too painfully aware of.
Live to Be
Live to Be is a nonprofit organization that helps Jared Blake to get his message into schools. Jared teaches a philosophy for abstaining from drugs and alcohol that is not quite like anything else that other people do. Basically, instead of lecturing, giving foreboding orders or being all grim and severe about drugs and alcohol, Jared instead tries to get students thinking about their future, about making goals for their future, and about making decisions as to what they want to do in their future.
The whole idea here is that, with good decisions about the future that are well made, kids won’t have time to be distracted by drugs and alcohol. In addition to that, Live to Be also helps students with stress, grief, fear, anxiety, peer pressure, confusion, doubt, low self-esteem, and other personal problems that can cause kids to turn to drugs and alcohol.
SAFE Prevention, or S.A.F.E (Stopping Addiction with Family Education) is an approach that is very dedicated to getting people educated and informed about drug and alcohol addiction. The goal of this nonprofit organization is to educate and inform the family members and loved ones of drug and alcohol addicts. SAFE found that the family members and loved ones of drug and alcohol addicts are usually the people that get drug and alcohol addicts convinced to go to a treatment center. SAFE also found that the family members and loved ones of drug and alcohol addicts usually do not understand drug and alcohol abuse and addiction very well. With a good education on this subject, the family members and loved ones of drug and alcohol addicts can be a lot more effective in helping their addicted loved ones.
At the end of the day, SAFE, Live to Be, and Jared Blake all working together will be able to and have been accomplishing great things in preventing addiction.