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Operation Prevention offers free teaching tools on opioids for middle and high schools

11/7/2016

To combat America’s rapidly growing opioid and heroin epidemic, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education have announced a joint nationwide education initiative called “Operation Prevention.” Designed for middle and high school students, educators and parents nationwide, Operation Prevention seeks to educate students about the science behind drug addiction and its impact, with resources that help initiate conversations in the home and classroom.
 
The no-cost initiative offers classroom resources including digital lesson plans and teacher guides, a parent toolkit that offers information on the warning signs of substance misuse disorder, and a guide to prevention and intervention. In December, a student video challenge also will launch.