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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.

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.

Join the critical mission to prevent opioid misuse today in every school, every home, and every state.

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 1M 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), the Substance and Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the US Department of Education (ED) for their contributions to the development of Operation Prevention.

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Video Challenge

Prescription opioid misuse and heroin use have reached epidemic levels. But you can change that. Students have the power to send a message to their peers about the dangers of prescription opioid 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!

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Classroom Resources

Grounded in science, health, social studies and ELA standards, education resources seamlessly integrate into classroom instruction and out-of-school learning environments.

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Self-Paced Module
What is an Opioid, and how does it affect your body?

The Science of Addiction
The 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.

Parent Toolkit

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.

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Virtual Field Trip

Visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city in this virtual field trip, now available on demand. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact on their own communities.

You can also view The Science Behind Addiction Virtual Field Trip on demand.

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Pledge to Prevent Opioid Misuse Today!

We don’t want your money – we need your voice. Take the Pledge to battle the global war on opioid misuse. Commit to share the DEA’s signature science-based education program for use in schools, homes and businesses nationwide. Access helpful updates on how to empower and mobilize your networks with NO-COST tools that ignite life-saving conversations. Play a critical role in preventing opioid misuse today.
 
 

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