Just Released! Project ALERT Adds Opioid Lesson to Core Curriculum

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Our new core lesson, Prescription Opioids and Heroin, has arrived! Over the last 18 months, Project ALERT staff have been working to develop material on opioids that would be relevant for the times and would resonate with young students.  Given the current opioid epidemic we are experiencing...
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Why Should We Tell Kids About the Opiate Epidemic?

By Pamela J. Luna, DrPH, MST

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The phone rings… she does not recognize the number but decides to take the call.  The caller announces himself as the medical examiner for Seattle, Washington. Her heart begins to pound when he asks her to confirm her identity. The man clears his throat and says, “I am sorry, bu...
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Some Great Resources on Opioid Use

These resources may help educators prepare for students’ questions during Project ALERT lessons.   National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teachers:  The Brain's Response to Opioids Everything you always wanted to know about opioid mu receptors!   NIDA for Teens: &n...
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