FORMER drug addicts are going into schools with the message: Don't repeat my mistakes.
More than 700 students at five Kirklees schools will hear the talks next week.
The personal stories of adults who have misused drugs will be told in day-long workshops.
Sessions will be held at Almondbury, Rawthorpe and Holmfirth high schools.
Pupils at Birkdale High and Westborough High, both in Dewsbury, will also have the workshops.
Clr Ann Raistrick, a member of Kirklees Council's Cabinet, said: "I strongly support the need to ensure that all young people are aware of the serious implications of drug use and, where appropriate, what help is available."
Students and teachers will look at the issues through drama, IT and videos and taking part in discussions.
The workshops will be led by drama specialists, police representatives, drug treatment workers and teachers.
Drug education adviser Val Flintoff said: "The roadshows will be entertaining, interesting and informative.
"Young people will learn about drugs from people who work with drug issues every day."