(Also see: Drugs)

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Attach the following saying to some cornuts: "I'm not nuts...I leave drugs alone!"
Give a small gift box with the following quote: "Life is a gift, don't waste it on drugs."  There are several patterns to make gift boxes out of paper on the internet.  You could fill the little box with Life cereal.
Handout from Christy's Clipart
I am planning on using "traps" as a little mini-theme. I've got an old fashioned bear trap and I'm going to talk about how much easier it would be if we just avoided traps (drugs) and not get caught in them. It hurts much worse to get out of these traps when we should just avoid them all together. I may even use mouse traps somehow for a type of hand out.....not sure yet. (Credit Unknown)

(Karolynn Christiansen / ga10182006) - I am going to attach the following quote to a bag of Smarties and hand them out to each girl.  The attached file is the actual print out and attach to some smarties.  I was reading the following quote in the lesson from President Hinckley:

“Be smart. Do not be so shortsighted as to indulge in the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. It simply is not smart to do so. It is stupid, if you will pardon that harsh word, to use cocaine, marijuana, or any of the other drugs that rob you of control of your mind. After every drug-induced ‘high,’ there is a reactionary ‘low.’ Why spend money on that which can only harm you? Why become enslaved to a habit that can only hinder and short-circuit your future?” (Gordon B. Hinckley, in Conference Report, Oct. 1981, p. 57; or Ensign, Nov. 1981, pp. 40–41).

It's a trap!
Satan's Bags of Tricks

I'm going to have a very large bowl of caramel popcorn on the table with some cups next to it.  It will have a note that says help yourself.  I'm going to recruit a few advisors to watch for girls who don't take any and "pressure" them into having some by telling them how good it is and it has no fat and so they should eat it etc.  Hopefully, we will get all of the girls to take some.  Then, I'm going to talk to them about how hard it is to resist peer pressure to take drugs or use alcohol especially when a friend is doing it and makes it appear to be good. (Credit Unknown)
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The Spirit of the Word of Wisdom


"Live the commandments. Never feed the foxes! What does that mean? Breaking commandments is like feeding foxes. In England where we live, my wife and I had heard that foxes were right in town. We wanted to see a fox. A neighbor told us that if we left food for the foxes we probably would see one. Our butcher gave us some bones. Each night we would place some bones out in the backyard. Soon a fox came to eat. Then a few more. Now we have at least five foxes racing through our flower garden, digging up the lawn, and leaving a shamble every night, sort of like a furry Jurassic Park. What started out as a curiosity is now a problem, and sin is much the same.  An indiscretion can begin a process that can make a mess of a whole life. Remember, if you don't start feeding the foxes, they will never tear up your yard. If you avoid making the seemingly small and harmless mistakes, your life will be free of many larger problems later on. Be a courageous young man by living straight. Create happy memories for yourselves and those around you." -Your Personal Checklist for a Successful Eternal Flight by Elder Hugh W. Pinnock Of the Seventy, Ensign November 1993

Addiction or Freedom?

Russell M. Nelson, Addiction or Freedom,” Friend, May 2002, 7. Include this article in the discussion on the spiritual and physical consequences of drug abuse.
Colleen Whitley, “I’m Not Hurting Anybody,” Liahona, Mar. 2000, 41; I’m Not Hurting You,” New Era, Apr. 1995, 44. Include John’s story in the section on “The Consequences of Drug Abuse.”

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