Participants will learn the types and effects of opioids (prescription pain medicine and heroin) on the brain and body, how opioids affect brain chemistry, safe use of prescription medication, and how to recognize an emergency and intervene on the behalf of their peers as well as stress management as a prevention technique. Participants will be able to identify risk factors for substance use and learn important protective factors for preventing use. Understanding Opioids is an interactive program with discussion and activities to engage youth.

Grade Level: 10th – 12th
Program Length: 60 minutes

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