Take the Pledge to
Prevent Opioid Misuse
The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to create a comprehensive, NO-COST program to combat opioid misuse -- available TODAY in every school, home, and state in the nation. With Virtual Field Trips, Parent Resources, English & Spanish language standards aligned K-12 tools, and a national peer-to-peer video challenge, look no further to kick-start life-saving actions today.Take the Pledge
The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to create a comprehensive, NO-COST program to combat opioid misuse -- available TODAY in every school, home, and state in the nation. With Virtual Field Trips, Parent Resources, English & Spanish language standards aligned K-12 tools, and a national peer-to-peer video challenge, look no further to kick-start life-saving actions today.
About the Program
The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom.
Since its launch, Operation Prevention has reached over 2M students nationwide. No local sponsorship or corporate funding is necessary for you to get started today.
DEA and Discovery Education are grateful to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance and Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention for their contributions to the development of Operation Prevention.
Prescription opioid misuse and heroin use have reached epidemic levels. But you can change that. High school students have the power to send a message to their peers about the dangers of prescription drug misuse by creating a 30-60 second original Public Service Announcement. Grab your camera, recruit your friends, and submit your video for a chance to win $10,000 and other great prizes. Help lead the change in schools!Register Here
Grounded in science, health, social studies and ELA standards, education resources seamlessly integrate into classroom instruction and out-of-school learning environments.Explore Resources
Virtual Field Trip
No matter how it begins, recovery from addiction is a struggle. Opioids: Real People. Real Stories. Real Science. gives middle and high school students the information they need about how addiction can start. This impactful conversation with real people whose lives have been interrupted by opioids is something your students can't afford miss.Watch on Demand
The Science of AddictionThe Stories of Teens
Meet teens who are struggling with prescription opioid misuse and heroin use and learn the science behind their powerful stories in this self-paced, standards-aligned e-learning experience, The Science of Addiction: The Stories of Teens.
Parents can join the conversation with this family discussion starter. Additional information on the warning signs of prescription opioid misuse and a guide to prevention and intervention empower families to reach out.Download PDF