Navigating Through the Drug Crisis and Beyond for High School Students

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“Navigating Through the Drug Crisis and Beyond” ™

For High School Students

Drug Prevention Education Video

This program is a two-part substance use prevention education program. It has been designed especially for high school students.

A Double Dose of Prevention™

Part 1: Begins with a live presentation by Ginger Katz, Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation. Ms. Katz tells her compelling story of her son, Ian, losing his battle with drugs and provides guidance to students to help them reduce the risk of drug use.

Part 2: The Courage to Speak® Foundation “Navigating Through the Drug Crisis and Beyond” ™, is taught by professional facilitators recruited from the ranks of teachers, school administrators, nurses, substance abuse professionals, Courage to Speak® Foundation facilitators, and others with a background in the prevention field.

Topics Covered in this New Course Include:

  • Addiction and its Physiological Consequences.
  • Misuse of Over the Counter and Prescription Medications.
  • Helping Students Handle Stress and Other Emotions.
  • Understanding Enabling and Denial Surrounding Drug Use.
  • How Marijuana Led Ginger’s Son to Heroin and the Prescription Drug.
  • The Dangers of Fentanyl - and How Marijuana, Pills, and Vapes can be laced with the Drug.

This program has been adapted from the Courage to Speak® Parenting Program. Results have shown up to the following:

  • 40% Increase in Knowledge about the Dangers of Opioids and Other Drugs
  • 50% Increase in Confidence in Knowing How to Communicate About Drugs
  • 25% Increase in Understanding the Importance of Talking About Drug Use
  • 50% Increase in Knowledge of How to Recognize if Someone is Using Drugs
  • 40% Increase in Confidence in Discussing How to Refuse Drugs
“Such a compelling training…Thank you for all that you do for the youth and families in our community.” – Kristen Baldwin.

For more information or to book a presentation for high school students in your community, please call 203-831-9700 or email