Details

  • TARGET AUDIENCE:
    Grades 9-12
  • SUGGESTED PLACEMENT:
    Health
  • TIME:
    30-45 Minutes
  • NO COST
    Free for Teachers and Students
  • STANDARDS:
    National Health Education Standards (NHES)

Overview

Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue, and opioid abuse 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 is now more important than ever. Prescription Drug Safety 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 about a range of topics, including the science of addiction, how to properly use and dispose of prescription drugs, and how to intervene when faced with a situation involving drug misuse.

This Course Covers

  • 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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