Explore interactive resources designed to empower students to make smart, healthy choices around substance misuse in the face of peer pressure.

Digital Exploration
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.

Title: Facts, Info etc.


Because their bodies are still developing, particularly in the brain’s reward pathways, teens are especially vulnerable to high-risk and substance-seeking behaviors like opioid misuse.

-The Adolescent Brain, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences