OW2P, One Way 2 Play, is a systematic program developed to confront the problem of drug use among students by instilling values, encouraging goal-setting and establishing accountability through positive peer pressure.
It challenges students to sign a commitment card saying they will be alcohol and drug free.
In a recent survey of 125,000 coaches, over 90 percent of the respondents said the number one challenge they faced in dealing with their athletes is the problem of drug and alcohol use. And the problem is not just limited to athletes. It is a problem in every part of our society.
OW2P contains three critical elements that make this program one of the most effective in America. When we are talking about One Way 2 Play, FCA stands for Faith, Commitment and Accountability.
Faith they can receive wisdom to make and carry out good decisions.
Commitment to say “no” to alcohol and drugs, as well as helping others to keep their commitments and sign the commitment pledge. (Students have a 60% greater chance of following through on commitments that they sign.)
Accountability to their friends, group leaders and families in keeping their pledge. (Five key accountability questions allow students to have peer help. Students have a 85% greater chance of following through on their commitment if they stay accountable to a peer once a week.)
The 5 Hard Questions:
1. Are you living and playing alcohol and drug free?
2. Are you encouraging others to live and play that way?
3. Are you being honest with at least one mature person about your feelings and temptations?
4. Are your decisions being made by faith?
5. Are your thoughts, words and actions honorable?