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