Local Tour Group Hopes To Keep Kids Off Drugs

By: Jeff Allen Reports
By: Jeff Allen Reports

In one recent survey, forty percent of a group of Eastern Kentucky students said they don't realize there are consequences to using drugs. That misconception is exactly what a local tour group is trying to change.

Some local high school students we talked to say drugs are a daily temptation.

"It's not hard to get them if you wanted to," one Pineville High School student said.

"I've seen my friends do it and get into accidents. I hate it," said Brandi Warren.

And students must not only resist drugs at school, but at home too. Warren says she has to look no further than her extended family.

"I get an allowance, they ask for it so they can buy drugs," she said.

One high school senior admits he's given into the temptation before.

"I've tried it, but didn't like it," said Jeffrey Hollingsworth.

But several faith based groups are worried that many teens won't stop themselves before drugs take over for good.

"We've got to fight this. If we don't reach them, someone or something will and that might be drugs," said Paul Anglin with First Priority.

So the Transformation Tour is rocking teens with a strong message they're hoping will stop drug addiction before it starts.

The tour is also offering sessions for the public. Tuesday it stops at Middlesboro High School and Wednesday at Bell County High School. The public sessions begin at 7pm each night.


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