New Prevention Resources from the DEA

Operation Prevention, an initiative brought to you by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education aims to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use by educating students about the science behind addiction and its impacts on the brain and body.

Now there are more ways than ever before to kick start lifesaving conversations in the classroom and at home. Check out some of the newest resources from Operation Prevention:

  • The Science of Addiction Student Learning Module: Using the stories of 3 teens, this interactive module allows students to investigate the impacts of heroin and prescription opioids on the brain and body through a self-paced scientific exploration.
  • Elementary School Lesson: Joining the middle and high school lessons, Proactive Prevention, a new lesson and educator guide for an elementary school audience, explains how medications work in our bodies and why it is important to use them responsibly.
  • Extended Parent Toolkit: Now available with discussion starters for elementary age students.
  • Spanish Resources: Operation Prevention’s website, Parent Toolkit, and new learning module are now available in Spanish.