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A drug prevention book written by a mother who lost her son to a drug overdose from the viewpoint of the family beagle, Sunny. It's a great learning tool for kids, parents, teachers, and others.

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Learn more about Courage to Speak® substance use prevention education programs for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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Courage to Speak® High School Teen Drug Prevention Education Curriculum

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The Courage to Speak® High School Teen Drug Prevention Education Curriculum, developed along with teams of experts, provides students in grades 9 -12 social and emotional skills necessary to make healthy decisions and resist the pressure to use drugs.

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This comprehensive drug prevention curriculum incorporates lessons that address communication, decision-making, risk reduction, problem solving and goal setting to empower high school students to avoid drug use. Students take part in specific skill development and asset-building activities through:

  • Group Discussion
  • Interactive lessons
  • Teamwork
  • Home-school connections

This user-friendly curriculum consists of 14 engaging lessons taught by teachers.  The Courage to Speak® High School Teen Drug Prevention Education Curriculum covers “Need to Know” information on:

  • NEW” Marijuana, vaping/tobacco and alcohol
  • Binge drinking
  • Prescription drug misuse
  • Heroin and other drugs

The lessons build critical skills that enable students to:

  • Develop clear decision-making strategies
  • Have a clear plan to refuse the offer of alcohol and other drugs
  • Open a dialogue with their parents and trusted adults about the dangers of drugs and other risky behaviors

The lesson objectives meet the National Health Education Standards and were developed under the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control’s Health Education Curriculum Assessment Tool (HECAT).

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