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Parent Toolkit: Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Intervention

Beth Hess - Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In response to the national opioid epidemic and the increased use of these highly-addictive and lethal substances among 18-25 year olds, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Discovery Education recently announced a joint nationwide education initiative called Operation Prevention.

Operation PreventionOperation Prevention is designed to teach middle and high school students about the risks of using heroin and other opioids and to help parents and educators prevent the deadly impact of their use among youth and young adults. The program offers free resources that help initiate lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom, including digital lesson plans and a parent toolkit on the warning signs of substance use disorder and a guide to prevention and intervention.

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