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Airplanes and addiction...what's the connection?

If you went to the California Capital Airshow (at Sacramento’s Mather Field on September 9 and 10), you might have discovered Safe Launch's Flights Above Addiction, a flying science lesson that educates kids and parents about living free of drugs and alcohol. Here's how that unlikely pairing works: Watch this video paint a vivid picture of primary prevention as kids learn the ways that alcohol and other drugs can impact brain development and derail young dreams. Then, watch as young artists depict their own dreams for a healthy future on the fuselage of the Cessna. Yet, there’s a somber side to this event: Underneath the high wings of the Cessna, the plane memorializes young people lost to drugs or alcohol with their names and ages, listed in black.

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