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Larry Lawton speaks at Eastern Florida State College – 2019 (Reviews)

On March 25th and 26th, 2019, Larry Lawton spoke to hundreds of students and faculty at Eastern Florida State College.    Speaking about opioids and prison, Larry opened a lot of eyes. Read the reviews below. Reality Check Evaluation As an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, I was a bit reluctant to take my classes to a recent […] Read the Rest…

OPIOIDS – EDUCATION and the ISSUE – By: Larry Lawton

OPIOIDS – By: Larry Lawton I think everyone will agree we are deep into an opioid crisis. To fix the opioid crisis or any crisis for that matter, you first have to understand what is causing the crisis. What started the opioid crisis, and continues to hold back any long-lasting recovery, is the lack of […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check: From Federal Prison to Helping Our Youth

Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program were featured in the Epoch Times. A magazine based out of New York City with a circulation of 1.3 million. The Epoch Times is either sold or distributed free-of-charge in 35 countries and in 21 different languages. The writer, Andrew Thomas from NYC did a great job. Read […] Read the Rest…

Why Some People Don’t Trust the Police and How to Fix it. By: Larry Lawton

As a man who travels a lot and helps families and communities all over the country, I get to hear first-hand what concerns, gripes and issues families have with schools, law enforcement, jails and cities in general. For the most part, people are happy with the services given by the agencies mentioned above. People also […] Read the Rest…

Second Chances Do Work – Support People – Reality Check Program

Second chances and what they mean – By Larry Lawton Being a free man for over eleven years now, (my release date was August 24, 2007) I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on life, family, friends, my career and what it all means. What it always comes back to is second chances and what […] Read the Rest…

Choice-Making by Teens and Community Leaders – By: Larry Lawton

Why young people need to be educated and taught how to make choices. You have to ask yourself, why do young people make bad choices? Yes, everyone makes bad choices, but kids make more bad choices than adults. Why is that? Mainly because of their age. Studies have shown, that the human brain doesn’t fully […] Read the Rest…

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – By: Larry Lawton

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. It is nice to see a specific day law enforcement is appreciated, but in reality, every day should be National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.   As a man who works with law enforcement on a regular basis and all over the United States, I can say without hesitation, as a […] Read the Rest…

Incarceration – vs – Prevention – By: Larry Lawton

I get asked the question of why is prevention better then incarceration? At first, I couldn’t believe someone would ask that question, but after some thought, I realized it is a valid question coming from a person who doesn’t understand the cost of incarceration.  First, let me give you the latest statistics.  The United States […] Read the Rest…

Parenting Teenagers from 11 through 17 – By: Larry Lawton

Parenting a teenager can be one of the most frustrating times of a parents’ life.  You wait up at night worried about who your son or daughter is hanging around with, will they come home on time and an assortment of other worries.  You see changes in their appearance, attitude, and demeanor and wonder if […] Read the Rest…

The Five Steps To Successfully Helping Someone With A Possible Drug Issue. By: Larry Lawton

In our last newsletter we explained the difference between having a “drug problem” and “self-medicating due to a mental illness.” We want to emphasize again; officials and society in general need to stop stigmatizing mental illness. Once that happens, the success rate with helping people with substance abuse issues will skyrocket. We treat illnesses like […] Read the Rest…