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. Through a series of hands-on investigations, these resources introduce students to the science behind opioids and their impact on the brain and body.
In this self-paced, standards-aligned e-learning experience, students meet teens who are struggling with prescription opioid misuse and heroin use and learn the science behind their powerful stories. With strategies and resources for those being faced with a decision about prescription opioid misuse or struggles with addiction, students become better equipped to handle these experiences.
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic is a one-hour PBS documentary that traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in every part of America. To accompany the television program, a community education and engagement initiative has been developed. The impact on young people, families and communities is devastating. Awareness and education can hopefully begin to slow the epidemic.