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A Prescription for Innovation: Getting Creative with Prevention Education for the Middle School Crowd

Project ALERT encourages you to check out these recent articles on tackling the issue of prescription drug misuse among adolescents. Some of these new approaches really caught our eyes!

1. Older students are paying it forward in a West Virginia community

Second-year students at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy spent the day at West Preston Middle School in Masontown educating students about the dangers of substance and prescription drug abuse. (Link to full article.)

2. NOPE: New programs against prescription drug abuse

Turning the focus to brain development and risks is a relatively new approach in prescription drug prevention education. (Link to full article.)

3. Never too young to learn prescription drug safety

See what types of prevention education sessions some schools are hosting. (Link to full article.)

4. Secret life of teens: The dangerous drug parents aren't talking about with kids

Are kids raiding their parents’ stash? Find out about another good reason for teachers to incorporate solid prescription drug information into Project ALERT lessons. (Link to full article.)

5. The group Rise Together speaks to Wautoma students and community about addiction

Those formerly struggling with addiction are presenting at school forums on prescription drug use.  (Link to full article.)


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