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We are spreading the word!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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The original design of LA artist, Jose Quevedo, is now featured on the “Drugs Ruin Creativity” T-shirt. Find local businesses to sponsor kids wearing it to promote drug-free living.
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“– our creative spirits,imprisoned by drugs, unable to sense life, unable to rise up, leaving our cities to fall.”
Artist, Jose Quevedo, interprets his powerful design.

Keep an eye out for these shirts! We want them everywhere!

Jenny Hip

This video says so much!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

A bunch of the Positive Art of Hip Hop guys and gals were celebrating the United Nations Day Against Drugs, right around the time that Michael Jackson left us.
I’ll bet most of us have a pretty good idea what was happening in our own lives when this sad drug-death happened. That’s why the Jamie King effort is very special to us here, and also why we are determined to continue to keep the Positive Art of Hip Hop, the energy, the creativity and the artistry free of drugs. Enjoy the video.

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Dear Friend,

The drug problem is no longer confined to families touched by drug abuse, which has always been a devastating problem. Narco-terrorists are now on our doorstep.

The LAPD have reports of  Los Zetas and Gulf cartels and five other Mexican cartels — Sinaloa, Beltran-Levya, La Familia, Arellano Felix and Carillo Fuentes — operating in L.A and its suburbs. They’re busy recruiting gangs to carry on the same mayhem they’re engaged in south of the border. They can only be called narco-terrorists, because they kidnap torture and murder to control their drug trade corridors.The death toll is well over 20,000. They claim the name as well because they provide distribution outlets that fund international terrorist operations.

On behalf of the Western Region Counterdrug Training Center (WRCTC), I was asked to develop and deliver trainings to help communities combat the influence of drugs on young people. Bothe formats have been piloted and found to be effective. One is a two day training called Building Better Futures through Drug Prevention, one is a four-hour presentation called Solutions for a Drug Free Work Environment. Seeing further need, and with WRCTC support, I created an all-day workshop for law enforcement to offer to students and their parents or guardians called, Stronger Families through Drug Prevention.

The National Guard’s WRCTC got the ball rolling by sponsoring these trainings all over the area, from Long Beach to Panorama City. It is an attack aimed at the weakest link, a growing body of youth who are determined to live drug free. I want to keep that ball rolling, which is going to take private sector backup.

My question to you is what do you know about drugs and the influence they have on communities and on our economy?  I would certainly like to brief you more fully than I can with these brief notes.

Let’s have a meaningful chat with the aim of putting some control in on this situation. I have some hot ideas about what we can do to stop it, and I am sure you do too.

Teddy

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Welcome to a blog about youth being able to be who they are without drugs to cloud the issue.

Since this site is about helping young people decide “It’sFunToBeMe!” which is translated “no desire to use drugs or alcohol to get away from who I am,” we will begin by asserting that life would be a lot better for youth if they do steer clear of drugs and alcohol.

We do not feel that this is an impossible objective. We don’t agree that young people’s lives are so very different today that they can’t get completely excited about growing up and accomplishing fine things.

It is going to be up to the next generation to put the brakes on runaway demand for chemical fixes. It is time for us to admit we did not see this freight train coming, and now the social fabric of entire nations have begun to unravel under the strain of international drug trafficking and the crime and violence that follows in its wake.

The benefits to us are huge, when you realize that we will be able to tap into a limitless reservoir of talent creativity and ability that our youth have and that otherwise could be destroyed by drugs.

Young people want to have fun. As long as drugs pretend to promise fun, they are likely to find their next generation of users. That’s why it is so important for youth to discover that being themselves is a whole lot more fun than drugs could ever be and that trying to be who others want you to be just plain does not work.

Can we have some agreement on this?