Pharm Crisis

by  McMillen Health

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In the United States, prescription drugs are responsible for more overdose deaths than cocaine, heroine, and methamphetamine combined. Meanwhile every day, 2,500 youth aged 12 to 17 abuse a prescription drug for the first time. In this program, eye-opening interactive activities inform students of the devastating effects of prescription medication abuse. Students will also learn to apply strategies and skills necessary to refuse peer pressured drug use. 

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About This Program


By Request: $210.00
By Request Premium: $195.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! For the UK, the fee is 98 British Pounds. Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours of notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. This program begins with a video regarding statistics and history of prescription drug abuse in the United States.
2. We discuss various categories of commonly abused prescription drugs including benzodiazepines, amphetamines, and opioids.
3. Students will watch a video about the dangers of mixing drugs and watch an Iodine Clock Reaction to illustrate the point.
4. Participants play a “Spot the Fake” activity to identify and bring awareness to counterfeit pills.
5. Students will watch a video describing why addiction is a brain disease.
6. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
1. State that America has a growing trend of prescription medication abuse and overdose.
2. Identify two causes of the prescription medication abuse epidemic in the United States.
3. List two specific categories of prescription medications commonly abused.
4. Identify the short-term and long-term adverse health effects of prescription medication abuse.
5. Examine why mixing drugs may result in a drug overdose or poisoning death.
6. Evaluate how prescription medication abuse may be a gateway into other forms of drug abuse.
7. Analyze injuries that may occur when the route medication is administered is altered.
8. Determine that prescription drug addiction may require professional health services for detoxification
9. Apply strategies and skills to refuse peer pressure to abuse prescription medications.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

US National Health Education Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
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State Standards

Visit mcmillenhealth.org for the alignment to Indiana Academic Standards for Health and Wellness.