I'd Like You To Meet Heroin

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During the last decade, heroin use has grown at a far faster rate than other illegal drugs. In fact, it's exploded, (with) the number of users skyrocketing 50%. Heroin use may bring to mind graphic images of the epidemic of the 70's, (with)of homeless junkies shooting up in dark alleys and abandoned buildings.

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But today's heroin addict stands in stark contrast to that picture, as use has spread from urban streets to quiet suburbs. As pharmaceutical companies make prescription drugs more abuse resistant, many young middle class adults are moving from expensive drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin to heroin, which can be as cheap as $10/bag. While heroin might be cheaper and easier to access than prescription drugs, those who take it are exposing themselves to the world's most addictive substance.

In fact, one in four people who try heroin become addicted.

When you first take heroin, you experience an instant rush of excitement and pleasure, as heroin counterfeits your body's natural endorphins. However, it's impossible to recreate that first rush, as subsequent highs never match the intensity of the first time. That doesn't stop users from trying. Often addicts increase their intake to recreate that initial high. This is called "chasing the dragon." It results in thousands of deaths every year. The most frightening thing about overdosing on heroin is that you won't even know it's happening.

When you overdose, heroin slows your breathing, causing you to suffocate under the weight of your own chest. By this time, it's too late. Sadly, the number of heroin deaths continues to increase.

 
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In the last decade, the number of teens overdosing from heroin more than doubled.

And while in 1999, 2100 people died with heroin in their systems, by 2010, the number had increased to nearly 3100.

That's 3100 families devastated by drugs.

Heroin addiction does not disappear on its own.

If you or a loved one is struggling with heroin use, seek help today.

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PLEASE talk about this deadly drug with the young people in your care.

Show them these videos or other ones you may have.

One in four people who try heroin become addicted.

If they have a healthy fear of it, if they have a good knowledge of how evil it is ... maybe that will keep them from trying it.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd 
Saving Lives Through Sports

 
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SportsLeader is hosting a number Leadership Seminars for Athletes.

The main focus of the seminar is to help our young men better understand that they need to take full personal ownership of their team.

Too many young men passively expect the coaches to lead the team.

We are going to equip them on how exactly to run a leadership council, how to help the communication process and how to address strengths and weaknesses in a positive and encouraging fashion.

Schedule includes video clips, small group discussions, presentations, team reflection & planning for a leadership council.

These seminars are for high school and college young men's teams.

Once we have more interest from girls teams we will roll those out as well.

Head Coach, 2-3 Asst Coaches and 6-12 potential captains / leaders.

Email us if you have any questions.

A number of other schools have contacted us asking if we would come to their State or their school ...

The schools hosting are schools who have embraced the SportsLeader program.

If you would like more information on what that would entail please respond to this email.

Contact Lou Judd for more info at 859.512.2572

Future dates are as follows.

May 3rd at South Lyon HS in South Lyon, MI

May 10th at Wyoming HS in Cincinnati, OH

May 17th at Franklin County HS in Frankfort, KY

June 28th at Naperville Central HS in Naperville, IL

August 8th at St Stephens HS in Austin, TX

 
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