Educators

Start the conversation around substance misuse with standards-aligned classroom resources.

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Student Module

Prescription Medication Misuse and the Adolescent Brain and Body

Grades 6-12
15 - 20 minutes

In this interactive module, students will learn about the effects of prescription medication misuse on the developing adolescent brain and body and use this information to help them make informed and responsible decisions when confronted with peer pressure regarding the misuse of prescription medications.

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Medication Safety Tips for Children

Grades 3-5
4:28 min

Meet Kahra, a CVS Pharmacist who will help elementary students understand the differences between prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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Medication Safety

Grades 3-5
45-60 min

Students will learn about the power of medicine and the importance of medication safety. They will compare and contrast prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines, and they will understand what to do in the case of an emergency.

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Prescription Stimulant Misuse

Grades 6-12
4:05 min

Meet Tyler, a CVS pharmacist who will talk to students about prescription stimulants, how they work, and how it can be dangerous to misuse them.

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Prescription Stimulants

Grades 6-12
45-60 min

Students will learn about prescription stimulants and how they may be used in the treatment of ADHD. Students will explore the dangers associated with prescription stimulant misuse, the effects misuse can have on the brain and body, and they will identify where they can turn for help if needed.

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What are Benzodiazepines?

Grades 6-12
4:47 min

Meet James, a CVS pharmacist who will talk to students about benzodiazepines, a class of drugs that may be used to treat the most severe types of anxiety, and how they can be dangerous if misused or combined with other substances.

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Mental Health

Grades 6-12
45-60 min

Students will learn that mental health is a key component of overall health, review strategies to support their mental health, and explore the effects stress, anxiety, and depression can have on the brain and body. Students will learn about the role prescription medications can play in the treatment of anxiety and depression and review the risks associated with misusing prescription medications or other substances.

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Help Is All Around Us

Grades 6-8
5:08 min

Meet Vicki, a CVS pharmacist who will talk to students about ways to support those who may be struggling with substance misuse or substance use disorder.

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Opioid Use and Misuse

Grades 6-8
45-60 min

Students will learn about opioids, the effects of these drugs on the human brain, and the endorphin-like effects on the human body. Students will compare the differences between prescription medications and illicit drugs. 

Digital LessonPPT 11.3MB

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Opioids and their Effects

Grades 9-12
3:53 min

Meet Fernando, a CVS pharmacist who will talk to students about opioids, the risk associated with substance misuse, and what students should do if they are prescribed an opioid. 

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Opioids and the Brain

Grades 9-12
45-60 min

Students will receive an overview of what opioids are and examine the short-term and long-term effects they have on the brain and body. Students will learn about substance misuse and substance use disorder.

Digital LessonPPT 13.7MB

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Peer Pressure

Grades 6-12
4:24 min

Meet Lance, a CVS pharmacist who will talk to students about peer pressure, refusal tactics, and how they can positively impact their peers.   

Educator Guide and Lesson

Peer Pressure

Grades 6-12
45-60 min

In this Digital Lesson Bundle, students will work together to develop and practice refusal skills and exit strategies to use when offered opioids or other drugs. 

Digital LessonPPT 22.4MB
Title: Facts, Info etc.

Fact:

Nearly 30% of teens disclosed they have personally witnessed illegal drug use in real life. Of concern, the most common place these teens observed drug use was on school property.

- Teen Insights into Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine: A National Survey of Adolescent Attitudes Toward Addictive Substances Center on Addiction