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Botvin LifeSkills Training Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module

About the Program

This single-session prescription drug abuse prevention program is designed to empower adolescents and give them the tools they need to resist prescription drug misuse and abuse. The comprehensive curriculum covers the dangers of misusing and abusing opioids and prescription drugs, and identifies which medications are most commonly misused.

Alarming Statistics

Despite only comprising 4.25% of the world’s population, the United States consumes 99% of the hydrocodone and 60% of oxycodone produced in the world. In 2020, 40.3 million Americans 12 or older were found to have a substance abuse disorder, the vast majority in need of treatment. We are in the midst of an epidemic, and education is one of the best tools we have to combat it.

Comprehensive Risk Education

Through interactive activities and discussion, students in the program gain an understanding of the risks associated with opioid use and how to protect themselves from potential harm. The program also equips teens with essential communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills designed to serve them well during times of stress or uncertainty — often a key factor in preventing prescription drug abuse.

Refusal Techniques

Throughout the program, students learn and practice effective refusal techniques, arming them with the best information and strategies to protect themselves from harm.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module is dedicated to providing quality support systems for young people, driving awareness in the interest of prevention. With robust education resources, we can all promote healthy behaviors among children and young adults.

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