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As the experts on the Operation Prevention - Educating Youth on the Dangers of Opioid Misusepanel attested, the opioid epidemic affects every community across the country. To support community leaders looking for solutions, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education offer no-cost prevention resources through the Operation Prevention program. The program aims to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use by educating students about the science behind addiction and its impacts on the brain and body. This initiative for grades 3-12, educators, and parents delivers standards-aligned, digital resources for use in the classroom and at home.


Program resources include:


Looking for next steps to help your community combat the opioid epidemic? 

Take the Operation Prevention pledge.

Ensure that your community has the tools it needs to make smart, informed choices when prescribed or presented with the opportunity to experiment with opioids.


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