Prescription Drug Safety: Know the Truth for Grades 8-12

Published February 29, 2024

Prescription Drug Safety: Know the Truth for Grades 8 – 12

Available in the FREE digital platform EverFi from Everbaud and supported by Truth, Prescription Drug Safety: Know the Truth consists of eight lessons intended for grades 8 – 12.

Lesson titles are:

  • The Basics
  • Science of Addiction
  • Understanding Prescriptions
  • Safe Use
  • Refusal Skills 
  • Addiction, Treat, and Recovery
  • Supporting Others
  • Fentanyl – Fast and Fatal

Time requirements for each lesson are:

  • Teacher-led instruction and discussion – 20 minutes
  • Individual student activities – 20 – 25 minutes

Student worksheets can be:

  • Accessed by students on the EverFi from Blackbaud platform
  • Printed for students
  • Uploaded to Google Classroom or another platform

Additional resources include:

  • A fillable form Parent letter 
  • A Glossary of terms for each lesson – consider allowing additional time for learning terms and definitions
  • A Course Outline including learning objectives for each lesson

Lessons are aligned to:

  • National Health Education Standards
  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Standards

Lessons are available in:

  • English
  • Spanish

To access Prescription Drug Safety: Know the Truth:

  • Visit EverFi
  • Use the “Sign Up Now” button in the upper right hand corner of the page. 
  • Create your Teacher Account 
  • Use “the “Explore Courses” link in the upper left hand corner of the page to navigate to Prescription Drug Safety: Know the Truth
    • Search by 
      • Grade level
      • Topic
      • Language

Before beginning any substance use prevention curriculum, please see Prevention Tools: What works, what doesn’t to help you employ best practices and avoid any practices that would undermine the effectiveness of your efforts.


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