Activities to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
Use these prevention activity ideas to help teens learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
These activities are part of PEERx. PEERx is an online educational initiative that provides science-based information about prescription drug abuse prevention.
Have students bring in t-shirts or other clothing items and use NIDA's Downloads Creator to iron on designs. Students also can personalize their own iron-on shirts with their own messages.
There's no better way to spread the word throughout your school about the dangers of prescription drug abuse than to hold an assembly that everyone can attend.
Make Prescription Drug Abuse Fortune Tellers to show the possible side effects of abusing prescription drugs.
Contact local radio stations to ask them to play the winning spot as a public service announcement or to interview the student with the winning spot about the project.
Demonstrate a variety of simple stress reduction techniques.
Start at the end where a teen is in the hospital as a result of Rx drug abuse. Work backward to find out what drug the person took.
Encourage students to participate in Chat Day by asking the scientists the best questions.
Students' posters should show the effects of prescription drug abuse on the brain. Display the most compelling posters around the school.
A proclamation is a great way to spread the word!