Athletes Against Addiction
Youth Opioid Prevention

This is (Not) About Drugs Prescription Opioid and Heroin Prevention Educational Program

The “This is (Not) About Drugs” educational program is designed for students grades 6-12th as an effective lesson for helping raise awareness to the risks of misusing prescription opioids. How misusing prescription opioids can lead to addiction, heroin use and overdose. The lesson encourages students to make good choices and provides the student with skills to combat peer pressure, gain support, and resources for making decisions about their own body and health. ​

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“This is Not About Drugs” Program

Our Mission

To educate and prevent students at the high school and collegiate level the disease of addiction to pain killing prescription drugs and alcohol. Students undergo highly intense physical and mental demands while in the field, in training, in the classroom, and in everyday life.

To educate parents, teaching administrators, coaches, friends and the students about how the disease of addiction, the consequences of untreated addiction to prescription pain killing drugs and or alcohol and what action must occur for the immediate life changing direction and support needed for a path to successful recovery.  This includes developing resources for support services to students & athletes in need which are accessible.

To reduce the stigma associated with addictions and break the stigma, shame, and silence associated with addiction. Also creating a successful game plan for the lives of students and athletes before, during and after recovery.

Our Philosophy

BubHugs promotes preventing and ending addictive behavior with purpose and pride. BubHugs raises awareness and develops a true understanding of the intense pressure and stress students and athletes face. Students and athletes can become addicted to narcotics such as prescription painkillers after a serious injury. BubHugs provides support and education to develop a game plan to overcome addiction and win both on the field, in school, and in life.

Addiction is not discriminatory to certain type of athletes, teams, groups of people or individuals. It is not prejudice to a certain race, class, age, gender or type of person. It affects millions of people across the world.

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” is a non-profit completely independent organization, meaning we’re not owned by any treatment center, nor do we make any profit from having our website linked or referring rehab facility or referral source. It is our desire to get help to those who need it and educate prior or during the disease of addiction.  It is our ultimate goal to bring help to those who need it, provide support, raise awareness and education prior, during and after the disease of addiction.  We would also like to reform and introduce new legislation to protect patients to include students and athletes and educate the medical care profession on the dangers of pain killing prescriptions.