This is Not About Drugs
Youth Program to Address the Opioid Crisis
This is Not About Drugs (TINAD) is the first youth-focused educational program addressing the opioid health crisis. It is a universal program addressing youth substance misuse with an emphasis on prescription opioids. The brief intervention is a complement to evidence-based foundational programs such as Botvin Lifeskills and Too Good for Drugs.
COVID-19 and TINAD: This is Not About Drugs easily adapts to remote learning settings. Allowing TINAD trainers/facilitators to deliver the program via web meeting applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc.
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What They Will Learn
In collaboration with the Public Policy Institute at Indiana University, the study examined the efficacy and results of the program in a sample of the population to which the program is targeted. Results indicate that the youth program significantly increases youth’s understanding of the risks associated with prescription pain pills, the similarity between heroin and prescription pain pills, and youth’s 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
Drugs can really mess up someone's life. More than anyone thinks in the first place, but listening to someone describe how hard it was to get through hit me in ways that are indescribable.
Prescription drugs and heroin are the same type of drug and are equally dangerous. Both are opioids, and both have the potential to end your life.
Practically any drug out there could really screw up your plans for life. If I want to do big things, I can't let something stupid like a little pill affect my grades, my goals, and my friendships/relationships.
Don’t do any kind of drugs because you will probably end up somewhere you never thought you would be.
If a family member is addicted, they don’t not love you ... they’re just in a mindset that’s planted in them … caused by the drugs and they can get better.
Get certified to deliver program within your community. All training is conducted online.
Annual Program License: $250+/year based upon county population
©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.
Every school should consider educating students about the dangers of opioids and how this epidemic is impacting individuals and communities across the country. It's a relief knowing my students have this information and are able to make better decisions regarding their personal health and well-being.
— Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, IN
After Overdose Lifeline presented in our classroom we had multiple students open up about experiences around drug culture/drug use and we were able to assist in finding students resources.
— Decatur Central High School, IN
I would encourage every high school principal to contact them and have them speak to your student body. To me, that right there – every high school and I hate to say this, some middle schools – that message needs to get out there.
— South Vermillion High School Principal Don Harman
Students of today need real life examples and connections to peak their interest. This program does just that.
— Kris Sims, Teacher, Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center, IN
Heroin use has become an epidemic in our state and it's vital that our young people become aware of what could potentially happen to them if they experiment with heroin or opioids.
— Jeff Wright, Teacher, New Palestine High School, IN