About our Program
Bad Ideas and bad habits take over your mind and daily processes. Escaping to these things may seem like a temporary distraction. However, a simple idea to indulge in a bad habit such as, DRINKING, SMOKING, and DRUGS can start as innocent as saying, "I'll just do it once", and then it turns into a daily ritual. No one wants bad habits to take over our lives. There are way to cope and stray away from these addictions. Ditto is there to help you find a new way to escape.
"Ditto" is a program that helps you learn new ways to fight these addictions. Our "Burn Book" offers a new way to express your emotions, feelings, and thoughts. The book includes questions that you may ask yourself or others to see where the addiction began, what triggers it, what makes it worse, copping mechanisms, and much more. At the end of the book you will feel a sense of achievement and then given an option to either move on or continue to indulge in these bad habits. The choice is ultimately yours.
What will you choose?
“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
- Shannon L. Alder
According to a 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) report, among people ages 15 to 49, alcohol misuse was the first-leading risk factor for premature death and disability. In 2016, approximately 14 percent of total deaths among people ages 20 to 39 are alcohol attributable. According to the 2019 NSDUH, approximately 4.2 million people ages 12 to 2024 reported binge drinking in the past month. This represents 11.1 percent of people in this age group. According to the 2019 NSDUH, 52.5 percent of full-time college students ages 18 to 22 drank alcohol in the past month, compared with 44.0 percent of other persons of the same age.
13 is the average age children experiment with drugs. Pain killers, tranquilizers and stimulants are the most commonly abused prescription drugs. Marijuana, Cocaine, and hallucinogens are the most commonly abused illegal drugs. More that $600 billion is lost annually due to substance abuse.
Arsenic, lead, tar—these are just few of more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. Smoking and use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco, cause or worsen numerous diseases and conditions. Every year in the U.S., more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this country. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a tobacco product for the first time.