I need not tell you that the pandemic of drug and alcohol abuse eclipses any other in the world today. We are constantly surrounded by media exposing drug and alcohol abuse and it can honestly be depressing.
Whether it’s a TV episode segment, an advertisement or a YouTube video, this type of content is often difficult to avoid and, most of the time, leaves viewers feeling uncomfortable. . Does this depress you? Or does it make you want to do something with it? Now you can.
There are many ways to open a conversation and get involved with those who are passionate about drug and alcohol prevention and during this month Spotswood can show you how.
The Spotswood Municipal Alliance has launched a series of activities with all proceeds going to support programs run by the alliance. The main activity is rock painting, a fun and interactive way for children and adults to leave their mark on their neighborhood.
It costs $5 to paint a rock, and each month of the year there is a different theme for participants to follow when painting. For example, the month of February has the theme “hugs, not drugs”, for Valentine’s Day. This means the rocks will have a pink theme and will likely be covered in hearts.
Other themes include St. Patrick’s Day, Beach, School, Christmas, Hanukkah and more.
Finished rocks are spread throughout the city and can be found on walks or runs. It’s a fun way to leave your mark on Spotswood and make a meaningful contribution to the community.
Drug abuse is a growing problem, and if we can properly educate children at a young age about it, hopefully history can’t repeat itself. If you would like to participate in cave painting this month, you can register here.
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