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Heroin: The Wakeup Call

from Byrnes Health Education Center

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Heroin: The Wakeup Call is designed to inform participants about the heroin epidemic both locally and nationally. Students will learn factual information about the dangerous effects of heroin on the body and how the abuse of prescription pain medication can lead to heroin abuse.

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By Request: $195.00

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One 45 minute session

Target Audience

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

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education

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Byrnes Health Education Center

York, PA
United States

Located in Central Pennsylvania, the Byrnes Health Education Center is an organization who is dedicated to the misson of educating and inspiring healthy choices in people of all ages.  Our team is proud to offer a variety of health education programming for students in Pre-K thru Grade 12.  Broadcasting LIVE from The Center's teaching theaters, students are engaged through interactive exhibits & props, and presented content that adheres to national education standards.  Subject areas include Character Education/Bullying Prevention, Drug Education, General Health, Human Growth & Development, Nutrition & Fitness, Oral Health and Safety & Disease Prevention.  Each of our programs are mapped to all 50 state educational standards as well as those in Canada.  We are passionate about health education and are thrilled to be partnering with you!

Nikole Tome, MPH, MCHES

Program Details


1. Heroin epidemic - education is key
2. Heroin - what is it?, what does it look like?, how is it abused?, trends (reasons teens abuse prescriptions discussion), how does it affect the body? (CNN Opiates video clip), signs and symptoms (Wizard of Oz analogy) & (Flight movie clip), behaviors of drug user
3. Understanding the epidemic - Statistics, link between Heroin and prescription opioid pain medications (Prescriptions video clip)
4. Addressing the epidemic - Naloxone, Good Samaritan Law, Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Are You At Risk? quiz activity)


At this conclusion of this programs, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the connection between prescription pain medications and heroin abuse.

2. Describe heroin: what it is, what it looks like, and how it is abused.

3. Identify the signs and symptoms of heroin abuse and explain the effects of heroin on the body.

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 3 Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Standard 5 Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 7 Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

State Standards

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