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Facing the Dragon Meth Prevention Presentation by David Parnell
This video will be viewable every Saturday at 7:00p.m. central time.

David Parnell is a public speaker, author, consultant, and advocate for drug endangered children. He has literally spoken to tens of thousands of people in over thirty states and in three countries during the past five years about the dangers of methamphetamine. He also has provided his services to legal and medical professionals, politicians, and clergy when they are looking for ways to combat methamphetamine or advance recovery options.

David spent twenty-three years abusing drugs, seven years of which he was addicted to methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is highly addictive stimulant, which severely affects the brain. Under its influence, he even attempted suicide by shooting himself. He shot himself under the chin with an SKS assault rifle, blowing his face apart. Though he survived, he sustained severe injuries. To this day he still occasionally undergoes reconstructive surgery.

David came out of the grasp of methamphetamine after a hard and prolonged struggle. As of June 23, 2010, he has 7 years and 4 months clean and sober. Now, he focuses on drug prevention by educating and warning people about the dangers of addictive substances, particularly methamphetamine, in part by using his own life as an example. He has received an overwhelming positive response for his efforts.

David presents his lectures in schools, churches, community group gatherings, jails, and rehabs. His audiences include various sections of the society from students to people recovering from substance abuse. His personal story acts as both caution and inspiration to others. It cautions others to stay away from addictive substances and inspires people to get free from the spell of such substances. It also makes people realize how drug use affects everyone and leads them to get involved in the fight against drugs like methamphetamine.

Please take time to browse our website for more information about David. We have several wonderful, informative links to the right of the page for more information about meth. For those interested in scheduling David to speak please click here for more information or contact us. Wed be very happy to send out a full reference packet upon request.


National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or
1-800-787-3244 (TTY)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)