Project ALERT has just undergone its most significant training upgrade in its 30-year history. First and foremost, we’ve added an opioid training module to support the “Prescription Opioids and Heroin” curriculum lesson originally published in 2018. Throughout other lessons, we’ve included references to what’s been trending in the last few years - changes in legislation of recreational marijuana, the emergence and current market dominance of vaping, and the rise of social media as an influencer of beliefs and behavior. It’s all captured in a fresher look, while preserving the iconic and diverse characters that have been Project ALERT’s trademark for three decades. The course is now housed on a more modern software platform that’s built to last another 30 years! Check out the upgrade at www.projectalert.com/account.
Bringing in the opioid training module also meant having to say good-bye to one of the classics, the Inhalant training module and lesson, which have been part of the curriculum since the 90s. The lesson will be retooled in 2021 as a supplemental guide, so if inhalants are a problem issue in your area, the material will still be available should you desire to present it. Until we get a dedicated web page up and running, the original lesson and its supporting materials will remain available upon request. Just ask!
We are excited to release the updated training course after many months of hard work. We would encourage those of you who have already completed the original training to take a tour of the new Prescription Opioids and Heroin module (Core Lesson 8). We are certain it will help prepare you to deliver this very important lesson for these challenging times.