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Opioid & Heroin Prevention Education

Substance abuse

grades 6-8

Health World’s “Opioid & Heroin Prevention Education” course provides participants with information about opioid prescription painkillers, heroin, and the connection between the two.

*A product license is for 1 Year Per School



  • Facts about prescription opioids

  • Chemicals that are cut into heroin (OTC, fentanyl, Carfentanil)

  • Short and Long-term Consequences of Heroin

  • Active and Passive Decision-making

  • Dependence, Tolerance and Addiction

  • Drug Use Risk Factors

  • Drug Use Protective Factors

  • Opioid Withdrawal

  • Ways to help


  • Students will be able to explain the definition of prescription drug abuse

  • Students will be able to explain the connection between prescription opioids and heroin

  • Students will be able to explain what it means when heroin is “cut” with other chemicals/drugs, give examples of those chemicals/drugs and list some consequences

  • Students will be able to explain the consequences of continued use of prescription opioids

  • Students will be able to identify reasons why a person may begin using prescription opioids

  • Students will be able to list risk factors and protective factors for drug use

  • Students will be able to demonstrate effective communication, refusal and advocacy skills

  • Students will identify active & passive decision-making and will demonstrate steps



Please view Program Fact Sheet for information on Standards

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes


Accessing Information - m30


Active & Passive Decision Making - 50m


Addiction Destroys – A Simulation Activity - 30m


Advocacy - 45m


Bulletin Board of Opioid News - 45m


Goal Setting - 60m

Healthy Communication to Reduce Drug Use - 60m


Myth or Fact? - 30m


Refusing Peer Pressure - 60m

Risk & Protective Factors - 30m

What’s Most Important to Me? - 45m


Pre, Post, and Video Assessment Worksheets for “Opioid & Heroin Prevention Education” video - 15m

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