Materials for Educators
Teachers play a major role in a child’s life, sometimes spending as much if not more time with children than the parents themselves. It is therefore critical for educators to arm themselves with the best and most relevant materials available so that they can communicate appropriately with their students, recognize the signs and symptoms of substance misuse, and know to whom to turn for support.
The DEA's Operation Prevention
The DEA’s Operation Prevention’s classroom resources provide educators with engaging tools that are aligned to national health and science standards and integrate seamlessly into classroom instruction.
Generation Rx – Elementary
Prescription and over-the-counter medicines are typically accessible and visible in our homes, and children should understand prescription and over-the-counter medication safety at an early age. What follows is a collection of age-appropriate, engaging resources that educate children about medication safety principles, equipping them with a foundation for understanding how to use medicines safely before they enter their teen and adult years.
Generation Rx – Teen
My Generation Rx” includes resources designed to educate teens about the importance of using medications safely, as well as teaching teens key skills to turn down invitations to misuse and positive alternatives to cope with the demands of life.
The OTC Medicine Safety Program
Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict
Chasing the Dragon video with discussion guide. Today, in an effort to help educate students and young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction, the FBI and DEA unveiled a documentary called Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.
Rutgers Opioid Abuse Toolkit
CVS Pharmacists in the Classroom
CVS pharmacists in the classroom. As part of CVS ongoing commitment to educating the public about this epidemic, CVS Health has created the Pharmacists Teach program, which provides teens with the facts about prescription drug abuse.
Shatterproof Botvin LifeSkills®
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Toolkit
Hidden in Plain Sight Video
Vaping Education Resources
Here are some no cost, evidence-based materials to use in the classroom to address the issue of use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices.