Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

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Course Overview

Help your students keep themselves and their peers safe by educating them on the science and risks associated with abusing prescription drugs.

Course Description

Prescription drug abuse and misuse is a growing issue, with opioid abuse now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Reversing this trend will require a focused, population-wide approach. With one in five high school seniors reporting that they have misused prescription drugs, reaching students early is now more important than ever.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Through interactive scenarios and self-guided activities, students learn the facts about drugs, how to properly use and dispose of them, and how to step step in when faced with a situation involving misuse.

Topics Covered:

  • Opioids, stimulants, and depressants
  • Proper prescription drug use, storage, and disposal
  • Brain and body: the science of addiction
  • Simulations: refusal and bystander skills
  • Debunking common myths
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Quick Facts

  • Target Audience:

    High School Students

  • Suggested Placement:

    Health

  • Time:

    30-45 Minutes

  • Standards:

    National Health Education Standards (NHES)

  • Information Sheet:

Harvard Case Study

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