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Early Drug Abuse Prevention

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Good drugs, bad drugs, all kinds of drugs. Use this collection to expose your youngsters to the proper and improper usage of drugs. From alcohol to opioids to reading prescription medication labels, this collection is sure to get you...
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Raising Teen Awareness of Opioid Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Educate high school students about the dangers of opioids on the body and mind, the most effective ways to avoid using unprescribed or overprescribed opioids in the first place, and the latest research on the national opioid epidemic....
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Much of the opioid epidemic in America begins with a prescription pad and a pen. Teenagers work through a series of activities that introduce them to people who are recovering from an addiction to painkillers. Each lesson in this unit of...
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In Sync Personal Development: Year 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
The 10 lessons in the In Sync Personal Development unit module encourage high school sophomores to take personal responsibility for the changes in their lives and develop tactics to deal with these changes. Individuals set goals and...
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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows...
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Drug Abuse Affects Decision Making

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this drug abuse and decision making worksheet, young scholars read about an experiment designed to study the effects of drug use on decision making. Students draw conclusions from the data and determine if the hypothesis is correct.
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Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know more than 2,000 teens begin abusing prescription drugs each day? Ensure your learners are educated about the crucial health issue of prescription drug abuse with this unit. 
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The I-STOP law was designed to regulate the distribution and tracking of prescription drugs. After reading an article about its signing and implementation, middle and high schoolers work together to come up with their own ideas for an...
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Stress and Drug Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars identify the different causes of stress. In this health science lesson plan, students find the connection between stress and drug abuse. They discuss about the different kinds of stress they experience everyday.
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Drug Abuse in Social Settings: A Serious Task for Teens

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss why drug abuse risk is higher in social settings. In this health science lesson, students interpret real life statistics on teen drug use. They describe refusal and prevention strategies.
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Health Literacy and Drug Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars brainstorm about the different health issues facing teens today. In this health science lesson, students discuss the danger associated with drug abuse. They recommend ways to stay healthy.
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Prescription Drug Abuse Series "Changes for Life"

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. In this drug awareness lesson plan, students use a scripted series of scenes for a play to understand facts and data concerning addiction in individuals and society. This lesson...
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The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be nice if the pain came with an expiration date? Wouldn't it be nice if prescription pain killers weren't addictive? Alas, that's not how things work. To understand the dangers of opioids and other prescription pain...
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"Drug Abuse Brochure"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students understand the facts about drugs and what can also impact the whole school population.  In this drug information lesson students complete research on the Internet and a drug abuse crossword handout. 
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Prescription Drug Abuse: Teens in Danger

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the most abused prescription drugs. In this drug awareness lesson plan, students discuss the harmful effects of taking drugs prescribed to someone else. They take a quiz before and after the lesson plan to check how...
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Drug Abuse and Impairment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the consequences of abusing drugs. In this drug awareness lesson, students complete a worksheet to find out how much they know about the danger of drugs. They suggest ways to avoid this situation.
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Recovery From Drug Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are there factors that put some individuals at a higher risk for drug addiction than others? Learn more about the risk factors that may make some people more susceptible to addiction, as well as protective factors that help prevent...
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Medication Safety for Teens

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The most valuable way to protect teenagers from prescription drug abuse is to equip them with knowledge. An informative slideshow covers various aspects of prescription drug safety, including the importance of keeping one's prescription...
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My Generation Rx: Minute Activities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Want to discuss the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teenagers, but running out of class time? A series of short, straightforward activities address topics such as sharing prescription drugs, coping mechanisms for stress, and...
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ESL Holiday Lessons: Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

For Students 6th - 10th
To practice their emerging language skills, English Learners read an article, "Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking." They complete six matching questions, 29 fill-in-the-blanks, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble...
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Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore over-the-counter drug abuse. In this health journalism instructional activity, students read the USA Today article titled "Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High", respond to discussion...
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Commercial Time. Don't Turn that Channel!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review information on drug abuse and types of drugs and then learn about alcohol and other drug abuse in a hands on activity. In addition, they learn about kinds of drugs and the effects of drug abuse on the body.
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The Drug Dope Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In small groups, students research an assigned drug category including its physical effects, addiction treatments and the societal, academic and economic impacts of drug abuse. They engage in a "talk show" and discussion about drug...
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Getting it Straight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a drug abuse survey to evaluate their parents' knowledge of the current drug abuse problems in our country. They develop questions, vote on the top ten for the survey, and tally the anonymous results. This is the third...

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