Project ALERT in Albuquerque: One School at a Time

by Andrea Warren
New Mexico draws visitors to its endless sunshine and languid blue skies, dry desert air, fine Southwest cuisine, and rich native culture. The Land of Enchantment is just that. But roiling underneath are serious problems related to poverty, gang violence, and drugs. New Mexico is one of the natio...
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The Circle of Life

by Project ALERT’s Bridget Ryan
The days grow long standing around between scenes on a photo shoot. There is time for people watching and talking to make-up artists, vehicle wranglers, sound techs, caterers, actors and their parents. Rain Gregorio, a junior at Long Beach Poly High, is an actor. He has an agent. And he’s d...
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Glass Half Full Makes the Point Better

by Jo-Anne Bowen, PhD
There’s plenty of good news about teens and drugs. It’s true! And in my experience, if we stress this good news, we’ll get more students on board. They’ll understand that they can indeed stay drug-free, because many of their peers are doing exactly that. For example, inste...
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