Pharmacists

The Pharmacists Teach program is designed to provide CVS Pharmacists resources to bring Dose of Knowledge into the classroom and spark the conversation around substance misuse.

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Webinar
Webinar

Pharmacist Training Webinar

14 minutes

Learn teaching best-practices from the experts at Discovery Education and prepare to use standards-aligned resources from Dose of Knowledge to spark the conversation around substance misuse in the classroom.

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Digital Lesson Bundle

Video

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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Pharmacist Guide and Lesson

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 Lesson for Traditional Classroom Setting
PPT 296MB
Pharmacist Guide for Traditional Classroom Setting
PDF 3.7MB
Digital Lesson for Non-Classroom Setting (e.g. virtual, auditorium, non-school organization)
PPT 320MB
Pharmacist Guide for Non-Classroom Setting
PDF 3.7MB

Digital Lesson Bundle

Video

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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Pharmacist Guide and Lesson

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 Lesson for Traditional Classroom Setting
PPT 245MB
Pharmacist Guide for Traditional Classroom Setting
PDF 5.9MB
Digital Lesson for Non-Classroom Setting (e.g. virtual, auditorium, non-school organization)
PPT 257MB
Pharmacist Guide for Non-Classroom Setting
PDF 4.6MB

Digital Lesson Bundle

Video

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.

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Pharmacist 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 Lesson for Traditional Classroom Setting
PPT 273MB
Pharmacist Guide for Traditional Classroom Setting
PDF 3MB
About Pharmacists Teach

About Pharmacists Teach

CVS Health created Pharmacists Teach in 2015 to bring pharmacists into the classroom to help educate the public about the challenges surrounding substance misuse. The Pharmacists Teach program has now been expanded to include Dose of Knowledge, a program created in partnership with Discovery Education to provide standards-aligned resources to educators and pharmacists across the U.S. The Pharmacists Teach program strives to reach nearly 2M students by 2023 and to empower students across the country to make healthy choices to prevent the misuse of prescription and illicit drugs.