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Ponus Ridge Middle School

This presentation 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.

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: 7th grade students who took part in Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curriculum and read Sunny's Story