Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
We Need You!
SADD is always looking for new members. Any student in grades 6-9 can become a member at any time during the school year. Currently, we need help with promoting Reality Check and its goal of keeping tobacco out of youth rated movies and tobacco marketing. April is Alcohol Awareness Month.
SADD members are committed to two meetings a month. Meetings will be held in room 111. Meetings will run September to June.
See Ms. Sullivan in the guidance office on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Tips for staying Safe & Sober on Prom Night
Be prepared to deal with the pressures that come with the territory
Not everyone will be as smart as you. There will be some who will decide to drink or use drugs and try to encourage you to do the same. Don’t be caught off guard and say “yes” to something you’ll regret. Be ready to say “No” or walk away. Humor often works in these situations and once they realize you’re not going to join them, they’ll leave you alone.
Plan something fun and stick to the plan
Prom is all about the memories. If you and your friends plan something exciting, off-the-wall and memorable, no one will want to leave to drink or use drugs. You can go for coffee, grab a late night bite or even something silly like karaoke. By making firm plans, everyone will have a say and you’ll look forward to just being together. This will be worth far more than one night of bad choices.
Be a leader for others to see
Just like peer pressure works to get others to drink or use drugs, it can also work in a positive way. If you’re having a blast and are the life of the party AND you’re staying sober, others will take notice. Show them it’s possible and actually better to have a good time without being intoxicated. You’ll have a great time with no regrets!
90% of current smokers started when they were under 18. For every 1 person that dies from tobacco the industry needs 2 people to replace them to stay viable.
Tobacco companies spend an estimated $196,000,000 dollars a year advertising their product in New York.
Kids are the target, let's protect them. Ban tobacco displays retail locations.
Goals for SADD
To alert middle school students to the dangers of alcohol and other drugs
To conduct community alcohol and other drug awareness programs through parent- and citizen-based workshops
To assist in organizing peer counseling programs with local high school TATF members in order to help students who may have concerns about the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Middle school SADD incorporates the school, the community and parents in the drive to combat alcohol, other drugs, and destructive decision-making.