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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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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series, designed to address the CASEL competencies, focuses on helping middle schoolers understand what can happen when the body doesn’t function properly. The 18 lessons cover three...
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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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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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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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Prescription Drug Abuse Series "Changes for Life"

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. In this drug awareness instructional activity, students use a scripted series of scenes for a play to understand facts and data concerning addiction in individuals and society....
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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 instructional activity, students discuss the harmful effects of taking drugs prescribed to someone else. They take a quiz before and after the instructional...
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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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Drugs + Your Body—It Isn’t Pretty

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Drugs can affect all parts of the body including teeth, skin, heart, brain, and lungs. Use an interactive that explores topics like addiction and the brain, steroid use and skin breakouts, methamphetamine use and rotting teeth, smoking...
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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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Investigating the Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How bad is the opioid crisis in America? Has it gotten worse in the last few decades? Why? High schoolers delve into these questions with a thorough and thoughtful lesson from The New York Times on heroin prescription opioids. Starting...
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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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The Brain's Response to Drugs

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Marijuana affects the brain differently than inhalants, which have a different effect than opioids. Elementary and middle school classes read about these drugs as well as nicotine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, and steroids before...
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The Dangers of Mixing Drugs

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Drug interactions can be dangerous. Viewers of a short video learn about some well-known and some not-so-well-known interactions that can lead to serious consequences.
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Lessons from the Street: An Introduction to Drug Education

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Looking for an introductory lesson on substance abuse? This lesson contains some very good information and an activity that will engage your learners. Anything that has a hands-on component usually grabs their attention. Have them...
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My Generation Rx: Plot Twists

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can prescription drugs be dangerous if they were prescribed by a doctor? Is it okay to share your prescription drugs with friends if they really need them? Clear up any common misconceptions about prescription drugs with a set of...
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Straight Talk on Prescription Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discover how doctors custom fit prescription drugs to patients. For this health science instructional activity, young scholars explain the risks associated with drug abuse. They discuss common myths about prescription drugs.
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The Truth About Drugs

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers hear many messages about drugs from advertisements, their peers, their teachers, and their parents. But who is lying? What is the truth? A thorough, thoughtful unit takes a purposeful look at drug education, drug culture, and...
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Drugs of Abuse

For Students 6th - 12th
Anabolic steroids, dissociative drugs, GHB & rohypnol, hallucinogens, inhalants, MDMA, methamphetamine, and nicotine. Click through a series of slides that provide viewers with the street names of these drugs and more, their methods...
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Drugs: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens to your body when you use drugs? What do you do if your friend wants you to start using? Learn about the signs of addiction and the ways to withstand peer pressure with two classroom activities. After storyboarding the...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Myth or Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are opioids the most abused drug after marijuana? How hard is it for young people to obtain painkillers without a prescription? Middle and high schoolers explore the growing epidemic of opioid addiction with a lesson that prompts them to...
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Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the young scholars in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it...

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