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Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module
Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D.


Module Overview

The new LST Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module gives adolescents the skills and knowledge necessary to help them avoid the misuse/abuse of opioids and prescription drugs. This module is ideal for school districts, community-based organizations, and agencies serving students in grades 6 – 9. It is available in both digital and print formats.

The module is designed to be integrated into the LST Middle School program or used as a stand-alone component.


TARGET AUDIENCE
Students in grades 6–9

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will develop skills to:
  • Recognize that prescription drugs are medications intended to help people deal with medical problems.
  • Recognize that prescription drugs–and, in some cases, over-the-counter medicines–can be abused.
  • Identify why people do or do not abuse prescription drugs (including opioids).
  • Learn and practice effective refusal techniques.
MODULE STRUCTURE
The LST Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module is available in both digital and print formats. Teachers can choose the best format that best suits their implementation setting. The module can be used as a standalone component for programs that need content to explicitly address this serious public health issue, or in conjunction with LST Middle School program (intended to be implemented after Assertiveness in any LST Middle School level).
Print and Digital EditionsTwo Formats:
Digital:
Digital content is intended for each student to complete their work independently in class followed by group activities.
Duration: 50 minutes: (25 minutes online/25 minutes offline)
Cost: $200 per teacher (unlimited number of students per teacher)

Print:
Teachers deliver lessons to students using Teacher’s Materials and Student Worksheets.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cost: $200 per teacher instructional materials and 100 student worksheets; additional packs of student worksheets available (packs of 100)
 
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