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Pharm Crisis: Avoiding Abuse of Prescription Medications

from McMillen Health

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In the United States, opioid overdose deaths account for more deaths than car accidents each year. Eye-opening interactive activities inform students of the devastating effects of prescription medication abuse. Alternative and healthier coping skills are discussed throughout the program as well.

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By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

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

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Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Family & Consumer Science, Sciences, Character Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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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. We start with a “What’s in the Back Pack?” activity, which illustrates both positive ways to handle stress and the unfortunately common misuse of prescription medications.
2. Statistics regarding statistics about accidental deaths due to prescription medication abuse will be shared
3. Quick look at what the most commonly abused medication classifications are, appropriate uses of them and side effects when abused
4. ”What were they thinking?” activity looks at why teens might abuse prescription medications – what they expected versus what they experienced
5. Culmination of how addiction will take over a life and recap of reasons to use medications correctly


1. Recognize a growing trend of teen drug abuse using prescription and over-the counter medications.
2. List two specific categories of pharmaceuticals.
3. Identify the street names used for prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
4. Analyze the short-term and long-term adverse effects of medication abuse.
5. Describe the common causes of death from medication abuse.
6. Examine the likelihood of injury when administering drugs by various routes.
7. Evaluate how drug abuse affects teens socially and psychologically.
8. Determine that medication addiction may require professional health services for detoxification.
9. Formulate reasons not to experiment with over-the-counter or prescription medications.
10.Apply strategies and skills to refuse drugs under peer pressure.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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

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