This is your brain on ... coping skills

May 31, 2018

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What if there was a way to identify which kids are most vulnerable to the siren songs of drugs and alcohol?

And what if there were a way to empower those kids, to re-frame personality traits like "sensation-seeking" as "Adventurer" and "impulsiveness" as "Asserter," for instance -- and then give them tools to make these personality traits into strengths?  To help them succeed instead of fall into the trap of addiction?

And what if, while you were doing this, it turned out that the low-risk kids were also getting better at resisting drugs and alcohol?

It's a program called Preventure, and with any luck, it's moving into one school in Duluth this fall.