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Substance Abuse Prevention - 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: $215.00

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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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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.
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Byrnes Health Education Center

York, PA
United States

Located in south central Pennsylvania, the Byrnes Health Education Center (BHEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that remains dedicated to the misson 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 BHEC 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 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).

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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 the conclusion of this program, 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