Prescription Drug Safety
To meet an urgent need to educate young people about the risks of prescription medication misuse and counterfeit drugs containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl, Truth Initiative joined forces with EVERFI on a digital course that has already reached over 1 million students. Since 2017, this course has educated students about the dangers of prescription medication misuse and now includes important new content addressing the dangers of counterfeit drugs. Renamed Prescription Drug Safety: Know the truth, this expanded, free digital curriculum aims to equip students with essential knowledge to protect themselves and others from the risks associated with both prescription drug misuse and fentanyl.
The curriculum is part of Truth Initiative’s effort to contribute its youth prevention and education expertise to combatting America’s opioid misuse epidemic. Using its proven-successful commercial tobacco prevention strategy – giving young people the facts and empowering them to make their own decisions – Truth Initiative developed the Emmy Award-winning The Truth About Opioids campaign, which was proven to increase knowledge about opioid misuse, decrease stigma, and increase the likelihood to seek out and share information in young people.
In Prescription Drug Safety: Know the truth students will learn to:
Recognize the facts, risks, and dangers of illegally made fentanyl and counterfeit pills containing fentanyl
Recognize the impact prescription drug misuse can have on their physical and mental health, relationships and communities, and future
Recognize how to support others in situations involving prescription drug misuse and overdose
And much more! Download Course Overview
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