Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Initiative to Focus on Drug Education

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Initiative to Focus on Drug Education

Article excerpt

The Norwin School District will implement a new opioid awareness and prevention program at its middle school.

The school board Monday voted to rescind a September motion to contract with Robert Crown Center for Health Education for a drug prevention curriculum package and instead to use Operation Prevention, a free drug awareness program created by Discovery Education for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to a DEA news release, the program is an "effort to educate students about the science behind drug addiction and its impact, with resources that help initiate lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom."

The program offers classroom resources, including digital lesson plans and a parent toolkit that offers information on the warning signs of substance abuse and a guide to prevention and intervention, according to the DEA. …

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