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Kick start lifesaving conversations
about DRUG-FREE living.

Operation Prevention is an initiative brought to you by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate elementary, middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.

Operation Prevention is an initiative brought to you by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioids misuse and heroin use.

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.

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Virtual Field Trip

Take your students on a live virtual journey to the frontlines of the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia on October 25. Students will hear from survivors, community members and the tireless changemakers working to recover their community during this personal look at opioid misuse.

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

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Classroom Resources

Operation Prevention's classroom resources provide educators with engaging tools that are aligned to national health and science standards and integrate seamlessly into elementary, middle, and high school classroom instruction.

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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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Video Challenge

The winners of the 2017 Operation Prevention Video Challenge have been announced.

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