Substance Abuse Prevention - Drugsmart (GR 3-5)

by  Byrnes Health Education

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With a focus on the basic anatomy and healthy functions of the nervous and respiratory systems, Drugsmart is designed to teach students about the effects of tobacco/vaping products on these two systems. The role of peer pressure in risk-taking behaviors is also discussed.

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About This Program


By Request: $350.00

Pricing - $350 per program for 1-50 students; $600 per program for 51-100 students

A tiered pricing system is utilized based on the number of program participants which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

**Please provide approximately 4 weeks' notice when scheduling.


One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education Substance Abuse Prevention

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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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About This Provider

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Byrnes Health Education

York, PA
United States

Located in south central Pennsylvania, Byrnes Health Education (BHE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that remains dedicated to the mission 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 BHE 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 Social/Emotional (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).

We are passionate about health education and thrilled to be partnering with you to share in that passion!

Lydia Seifert, Assistant Director of Education Services
717-848-3064 ext 267

Program Details


1. Introduction discussion on the term "drug"
2. Differences between legal and illegal drugs
3. Influences on risk taking behaviors like peer pressure
4. Nervous System basic anatomy and function
5. Coordination test
6. Effects of drugs on the nervous system: depressant versus stimulant
7. Tobacco/nicotine products


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Define a drug as any chemical that changes the way the body works.
2. Describe the effects of tobacco/nicotine products on the respiratory and nervous systems.
3. Explain the effects of peer pressure on risk taking behaviors like drug abuse.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 3 Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Standard 6 Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting 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
Garde 6
10.1.6 Concepts of Health, B Structure/Function of Body Systems
10.1.6 Concepts of Health, D Factors of Adolescent Drug Use
10.1.6 Concepts of Health, E Prevent Health Problems
10.2.6 Healthful Living, A Health Practices & Well-Being
10.2.6 Healthful Living, C Media Impact on Health Behaviors
10.2.6 Healthful Living, E Environmental Factors on Health