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Abigail Adams Middle School – Worcester, MA

This innovative, Yale evaluated, school-based drug prevention program targets middle school-age students particularly vulnerable to using gateway drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Based on national standards for effective drug use prevention programs, this drug prevention education program is carefully designed to inspire middle school students to resist drugs and help them make healthier decisions. Each substance use prevention program begins with The Courage to Speak® Foundation Presentation or DVD, which is followed by a series of 13-15 highly interactive classroom activities taught by the school’s health or other teachers who have been trained by The Courage to Speak® Foundation, Inc. Facts You Should Know about Middle School Students
  1. 1 in 5 teens has abused a prescription drug- That’s 4.5 million kids
  2. 1 in 10 teens has abused an over-the-counter cough or cold remedy
  3. 1 in 5 children have been drunk by the fifth grade
Audience: 6th grade students who took part in Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curriculum and read Sunny's Story