GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- Folks around Eastern North Carolina could be wearing a white ribbon this week, supporting White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, or WRAP.
It is part of a nationwide initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of pornography.
Research from The Family Research Council shows porn has the same effect on the brain as drugs. The group says it is just as hard to get away from it once someone becomes addicted.
Addicts are more likely to lose their job, get divorced, and become violent.
ENC Stop Human Trafficking is going into schools this week to talk about the over-sexualization of our culture. Pam Strickland, founder of the organization, says the goal is to stop porn addiction before it starts.
“What we want to do is tell kids upfront, this is harmful to you just like drugs are, just like cigarettes are,” Strickland says. “This is something you should avoid ever getting involved with to begin with, because once you get involved with it, it is incredibly hard to get away from it.”
The group also encourages parents to talk to their kids about the dangers.