This is Not About Drugs
The first youth-focused educational program aimed at the prevention of substance abuse before it starts.
Youth Program to Prevent Opioid Substance Use
This is Not About Drugs (TINAD) is a universal program that addresses youth substance abuse with an emphasis on prescription opioids. The program complements and strengthens other evidence-based programs such as Botvin Lifeskills and Too Good for Drugs.
This Is Not About Drugs is available both in-person and remotely through services such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc. Speak to your TINAD trainers/facilitators to learn more.
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TINAD’s Approach to the Prevention of Substance Use Highlights:
In collaboration with the Public Policy Institute at Indiana University, the study examined the efficacy and results of the program. Results indicate that the youth program significantly increases understanding of the risks associated with prescription pain pills, the similarity between heroin and prescription pain pills, and awareness of the purpose of the overdose reversal drug naloxone. Read the study
Pain Pills and Heroin are the Same Drug
Overdose Can Happen with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Use
Pain Pill Misuse is as risky as Heroin
More Likely to Get Help and Talk with Someone
Source: 2019 Student Worksheet Data
Get certified to deliver this opioid prevention program in your community. All training is conducted online.
Annual Program License: $250+/year based upon county population
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