Archive for December, 2007

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, we have our own gift for you — a collection of [CR] Gear! Thank you for your suggestions, survey responses and creativity. We are pleased to announce that these items are already flying off the shelves! Place your order now and help spread awareness of our cause. We could not ask for a better walking advertisement.

Are you afraid of the Grim Reaper?

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Effective alcohol education is pragmatic, and stresses safety over scare tactics.  We were intrigued, if not a bit frightened, to learn of the drastic measures taken to scare teenagers into (they think) refraining from alcohol-related activities. Beyond the classroom lessons instructing teens of the dangers of “demon rum,” one company has taken scare tactics to a new level. A costumed “Grim Reaper”removes one student from class every 15 minutes. Next, a police officer reads an obituary that has been written by the “dead” student’s parents. The program also includes a simulated traffic crash, hospital overnight retreat, and — even better — an audio-visualization of every student’s death.

Drunk driving is a problem with which we need to grapple; however, the solution does not rest in scare tactics.  In order to see results, we need to emphasize the need for safety, and encourage moderation, not prohibition.