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Prescription Drug Safety
High School Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Opioids, stimulants, and depressants
- Proper prescription drug use, storage, and disposal
- Brain and body: the science of substance use disorder
- Simulations: refusal and bystander skills
- Debunking common myths
Prescription drug misuse is a growing issue, and opioid misuse is now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. With one in five high school seniors reporting that they have misused prescription drugs, reaching students early with prevention education is now more important than ever.
Prescription Drug Safety is an innovative digital course that focuses on high school students, arming them with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions. By empowering students with substance misuse prevention education at an early age, we can help the next generation stop opioid misuse.
Through interactive scenarios and self-guided activities, students learn about a range of topics, including the science of substance use disorder, medication safety tips, and how to intervene when faced with a situation involving drug misuse. These prevention lessons can be easily implemented in your school with the easy to use curriculum guide and lesson plans.Whether you are currently teaching in-person, remote, or somewhere in between, you can download this 10 Day Learning Plan to help you easily implement Prescription Drug Safety in your classroom.
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Preview the Lessons
Students become familiarized with the basics before taking a deep dive into topics, like the science of substance use disorder and refusal strategies. Some of this lesson’s topics include the different types of prescription drugs, how they can affect the body, and some of their harmful side effects.