|LST Shields Teens from Prescription Opioid Misuse
According to a NIDA-supported study, the LifeSkills Training (LST) program, delivered in 7th grade classrooms, helps children avoid misusing prescription opioids throughout their teen years. That means the LST program – as-is – helps to reduce opioid misuse. The combination of drug resistance skills and life skills is proven to be a powerful formula for preventing drug use. However, as schools and communities search for a specific opioid misuse prevention program, National Health Promotion Associates, the researchers behind LST, are developing a prescription drug abuse prevention module to help young adults learn healthy behavioral social and self-regulation skills such as managing stress and anxiety, as well as drug resistance skills.