"Drug and alcohol abuse constitutes a major threat to our children. This chemical plague operates like an infectious disease and crosses all class, social, cultural and racial lines. From the heart of the poorest city, to the outer limits of the richest suburbs, the testimony is the same. We are losing more and more children to drugs. It doesn't matter if it's crack, meth, ecstasy or the prescription drugs our children are stealing from our medicine cabinets. The result is the same. We are losing more and more children to drugs. Unfortunately, there is no one-time, anti-drug vaccination we can give our children. The only effective antibiotic is to teach them how to make the right choice every time they are confronted with drugs and alcohol. We must do more than simply tell our children to say no. We must teach them why they must say no and show them the potential consequences if they don't. We can't afford to minimize the harsh realities of drug addiction or wait until after their first street exposure to drugs. The materials and stories contained in this book are designed to educate the reader about certain drugs and initiate a discussion about the potential life changing choices children and young adults face when it comes to drugs and alcohol. We believe this is a discussion that every child in America needs to participate in."