A Night In Jail

Storytelling as Substance Abuse Prevention

What Teen Athletes Need to Know About Drugs

A ZOOM webinar with speakers and doctors from professional sports with panel discussion

November 22, 2020 at 5PM (PST)

November 17, 2020 at 5PM (PST)

Teen Choices - Adult Consequences

A ZOOM screening of the short film
A Night In Jail
with panel discussion

November 22, 2020 at 5PM (PST)

What Teen Athletes Need to Know About Drugs

A ZOOM webinar with speakers and doctors from professional sports with panel discussion

Read the Book

Screen the Film

License the Play

Inspired by true events

Busted for smoking pot, suburbanite college-bound Danny is incredulous when forced to spend the night in jail. He’s repulsed by his cellmate, a homeless and mentally ill drug addict who keeps him awake all night with his delusional rants. By morning Danny’s world is completely upended. A Night In Jail is a grim page-turner with a staggering ending.
This video shows how Kirk's true life shaped the narrative of A Night In Jail. It also discusses how, today, Kirk is sober and is devoting his life to helping others.
This video uses clips from the short film, the audiobook and the play. Each one has the same narrative arc, yet due to its adaptation, is unique and intriguing in its own way.
How can an educator use the book, film, or play and lead a discussion that is evidence-based? There is also an option for improvisational exercises based on the story.
K Anderson Mug Shot
K Anderson Mug Shot
K Anderson Mug Shot
K Anderson Mug Shot

K.Anderson was in jail 18 times. When he was not in jail, he was living on the streets of Seattle.

Today, 22 percent of 12th graders use marijuana, an 86 percent increase in marijuana use alone.

One joint can temporarily induce psychiatric symptoms, including those associated with schizophrenia.

Storytelling is a powerful tool in drug prevention education. Click here to learn more.

A Night in Jail is an honest and thought-provoking story that encouraged the youth I work with to open up and honestly share their own stories. It also offered a valuable framework to help them think about their future and how even minor decisions can have a lasting impact.
Shayna Miller, LPC, CACIII
Executive Director
Alternative Homes for Youth, Colorado