This is Not About Drugs
The first youth-focused educational program addressing the opioid public health crisis.
Youth Education Program to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Educate on the Risks of Fentanyl
This is Not About Drugs (TINAD) is a youth education program that addresses youth substance use with an emphasis on opioids (prescription pain medication, fentanyl and heroin).
Used by school and community partners in 36+ U.S. states to prevent opioid misuse, educate on the risks of fentanyl, how to recognize opioid overdose symptoms, the basics of the opioid reversal drug naloxone (NARCAN), the importance of calling 911, and more.
Developed in 2015 – Annual Updates
Over the years, the program has remained current to the health crisis trends and conditions. For example, TINAD expanded to include how to recognize opioid overdose symptoms, the basics of the opioid reversal drug naloxone (NARCAN), the importance of calling 911, the rise in synthetic opioids (fentanyl), and the practice of fentanyl-laced street drugs and counterfeit pills.
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Program Lesson Outcomes/Objectives
At the completion of This is Not About Drugs, youth will learn and understand
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: $150 Individual or $250-2000/year Group
©2015 Overdose Lifeline, Inc. “This is (Not) About Drugs” Prescription Pain Medicine (Opioids) and Heroin Prevention Education program and its materials may not be reproduced or distributed without the specific, written authorization from Overdose Lifeline and completion of the required program training. All rights reserved.