Substance Abuse Prevention - Huffin' 'n' Puffin' (GR 5-6)

by  Byrnes Health Education

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Children and teenagers are faced with decisions related to their health every day, and as they get older the pressures they face about those decisions by their peers increases. In particular, substance abuse of high concern for this age group includes inhalant abuse (also known as huffing) and tobacco products. The main emphasis of Huffin' 'n' Puffin' is to highlight the healthy function of the nervous and respiratory systems as well as explain (in an age-appropriate manner) the dangerous effects of these substances on these systems. Through engaging interactive participation and the use of multi-media, participants will gain knowledge vital to making informed decisions to remain drug-free throughout their lifetime.

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About This Program


By Request: $350.00

Pricing - $350 per program for 1-50 students; $600 per program for 51-100 students

A tiered pricing system is utilized based on the number of program participants which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

**Please provide approximately 4 weeks' notice when scheduling.


One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, Homeschool/Family

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education Substance Abuse Prevention

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A fee of 25% will be charged to sites that cancel with 15-3 days notice.
A full 100% fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
No fee will be changed to programs cancelled due to natural causes (weather, etc.)

About This Provider

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Byrnes Health Education

York, PA
United States

Located in south central Pennsylvania, Byrnes Health Education (BHE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that remains dedicated to the mission of educating and inspiring people of all ages to make healthy choices since 1995.

We are proud to offer a variety of preventive health education programs to students (grades PreK-12) and adults (workplace, parents, teachers). Those local to our area can experience our "in-person" programs either here at our center or at their location. Additionally, now thanks to technology, participants outside of our "in-person" reach can experience our "live-virtual" webcast programs during which a BHE health educator streams live from one of our five teaching theaters, Participants in all programs are presented vital health content while being engaged through interactive visuals, props, exhibits, activities, and experiments,

Program subject areas include Social/Emotional (character education/bullying prevention), substance abuse prevention, general health, human development, nutrition & fitness, oral health, and safety & disease prevention. All program content is based on factual scientific information, and guided and mapped to state and national health education standards (as well as those in several Canadian providences).

We are passionate about health education and thrilled to be partnering with you to share in that passion!

Lydia Seifert, Assistant Director of Education Services
717-848-3064 ext 267

Program Details


1. Discuss things most important to participants (i.e. healthy body, family, friends, education)
2. Explain definition of drug (legal vs illegal)
3. Explain proper medication use (OTC vs Rx)
4. Explain reasons for drug abuse (peer pressure)
5. Review function of nervous system (Brain Exhibit)
6. Explain dangers of inhalant-abuse/huffing to nervous system (Glove Activity)
7. Review function of respiratory system (Ciliated Mucous Cell and Alveoli Exhibit)
8. Explain dangers of tobacco products to respiratory system (Drug Tri-lon Exhibit & Mr. Grossmouth Model)
9. Explain current tobacco industry advertisement techniques
10. Conclude by returning to the discussion of things that are most important and they hopefully influence us to continue to make positive and healthy decisions throughout the future.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Define a drug as any chemical that changes the way the body works.
2. Describe the effects inhalant abuse and tobacco/nicotine products on the respiratory and nervous systems
3. Explain the effects of peer pressure on risk taking behaviors like drug abuse.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

State Standards

Pennsylvania Health, Safety, & Physical Education
10.1.6 B, D, E
10.2.6 E