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What are some poems about being drug-free?

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Famous poet Shel Silverstein's long-form poem "A Perfect High" is an example of anti-drug poetry. Other anti-drug poems include "Among School Children" by William Butler Yeats and "Adolescence" by Claude McKay.

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PoetryFoundation.org, PoetrySoup.com, and AllPoetry.com include search functions and categories on their websites which include lists of drug and anti-drug poetry. The book "Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul" also includes poetry about the process of recovery from addiction. PowerPoetry.org also features drug-free poetry and accepts and includes user-submitted poetry.

Anti-drug campaigns often use poems or spoken-word presentations to fight drug use. Some rap music also includes anti-drug messages, which experts believe is effective for youth.

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