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DRUG SMART - FOR SCHOOLS

This seminar is designed to provide teachers and school staff with information about drugs from a 'Real World' perspective. Schools, unfortunately, are at the front line of New Zealands drug problem and it is vital that staff understand the facts about the impact of drugs on our society.

Methcon Managing Director Dale Kirk is a keynote speaker experienced in speaking at conferences and meetings across New Zealand.

Dale's involvement with Methcon started in 2007 when he became a sub contractor educator, before moving on to become owner operator in 2010. He is a former Police drug squad detective with extensive experience in illicit drug investigation, Methamphetamine clandestine laboratories as well as other alcohol and drug related crime.

Dale is passionate about continuing to provide high quality drug awareness education. His ultimate goal is to eliminate the demand for drugs in New Zealand. Drugs are like any other commodity. They rely on the basic economic model of a supply and demand model. For too long we as a society have relied solely on initiatives focusing on the supply of drugs e.g. Police, customs, legislation.

Methcon believes the key to reducing the harm to society from drugs relies on focusing on demand as much as supply. In other words, by providing people (particularly young people) with accurate information about drugs we believe that they will naturally choose not to use. Take away demand and supply and demand will reduce accordingly.

Methcon aims to provide a level of community knowledge and understanding that can help reduce the risks and implications of drugs to individuals, businesses and the communities we are all a part of.

Testimonials

"The visual presentation of videos, resources were excellent. I have been to a number of Drug & Alcohol seminars, and the content has always been around facts and figures, boring stuff! This presentation was informative, enlightening and definitely useful in terms of my role when visiting whanau in rural areas."

SINA DAVIS

"As I commented before this course was a real eye opener. They were very knowable about the drug and I like the way they showed the effects on the users and the people around them. It was an awesome course and I hope that more people get to experience it!"

CHRISTINA VAEVAE

"The presentation gave an excellent overview of the problem and a good awareness of what to look out for. This should be something that all staff and their families have access to viewing. The training is perfect as it is a real eye opener."

KEVIN WALKER

"The comments from the staff since your presentation have been nothing but positive and have certainly now given them the confidence and the professionalism in dealing with possible customers affected by this drug, but more importantly the dangers or indicators to look out for when they do visit properties. I would like also to let you know that since your training the region now has a zero tolerance towards 'P' and we will be enforcing this rain, hail or shine."

KANI EDWARDS

“You explored key issues facing our young people of today in any society and highlighted the implications this lethal drug can have on our community. Your ability to mix light humour with pertinent and somewhat sombre facts helped with the processing of this information. On behalf of our school community we would like to sincerely thank you, Dale, for this well received presentation about Methamphetamine. Thank you again for taking the time out of your schedule and evening to share your knowledge in this way.”

MRS DAVINA COOPER, HOD HEALTH, WHANGAREI BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL

"We attended your talk in Timaru yesterday - WOW it was so informative, eye opening & empowering.

It was very timely actually as last week we had a tenant evicted for non payment of rent & turns out the reason for this was she was dealing meth, we had only had this tenant since October last year, and it all went downhill at New Year when she met the wrong guy, had her kids taken off her & everything, we turned up to evict her & the police were there doing a raid....enough for supply. Found out today that our Meth Test was way below, which was a big positive.

We can now go into properties with our eyes wide open & what signs to look for. Just really wanted to say how much we enjoyed it & keep up the amazing work"

MICHELLE- TIMARU RENTALS

“Dale’s presentation was provocative and engaging. We have had great feedback from many who attended. The content provided a foundation of what to look for around methamphetamine usage, particularly in homes with children, and was backed up with relevant statistics for our region. Insightful, informative and interesting – a must for the wellbeing of families, and those working with them in their homes.”

AMANDA HAWKER - TE RITO COLLABORATION, SOUTH CANTERBURY

Want to know how to promote a drug smart workplace culture while meeting your Health & Safety obligations?

Drug Smart seminars by Methcon help you create a drug safe and compliant workplace.

Since 2005, we’ve provided drug education to businesses like yours throughout New Zealand, helping create a proactive approach to drug education and safety.

Drug policies - your school, your responsibility

No matter how big or small your school is, you’re still required to comply with NZ workplace safety legislation . If an accident caused by or involving drugs occurs at work, if you don’t have policies in place, you may end up facing expensive legal action.

What we do

We’ve designed seminars to help you and your management team develop drug policies, educate your staff on the real impact of drugs and give you the tools to create a proactive, drug smart culture in your workplace.

Our training is delivered by experienced former police detectives and educators delivering a holistic approach to drug education. They will discuss the impact of a range of drugs such as: methamphetamine, cannabis, alcohol, MDMA, synthetic cannabis and cocaine.

Included

  • Lunch
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Free Parking
  • Certificate of completion
  • Course material
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