Middle School Drug Prevention Curriculum
This innovative, Yale evaluated, school-based drug prevention program targets middle school-age students particularly vulnerable to using gateway drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Based on national standards for effective drug use prevention programs, this drug prevention education program is carefully designed to inspire middle school students to resist drugs and help them make healthier decisions. Each substance use prevention program begins with The Courage to Speak® Foundation Presentation or DVD, which is followed by a series of 13-15 highly interactive classroom activities taught by the school’s health or other teachers who have been trained by The Courage to Speak® Foundation, Inc.
Facts You Should Know about Middle School Students
- 1 in 5 teens has abused a prescription drug- That’s 4.5 million kids
- 1 in 10 teens has abused an over-the-counter cough or cold remedy
- 1 in 5 children have been drunk by the fifth grade
A Letter from a Middle School Student after Viewing the Drug Prevention Presentation
my name is Randi and i am a 9th grade student at ------ high school. A few weeks ago you spoke to our class. i was originally not going to come to school that day due to only having 2 classes. my mom told me it was important to learn about drugs, i thought it was just going to be a stupid talk. but i was very wrong.
when i first came to ------- high i was appalled at the number of regular people that i was friends with that have smoked pot before. Some of them are very religious and some are rebellious but all smart kids i would never suspect had at least tried pot of are currently doing it. i felt very alone and at first scared but then i kind of got use to it. i started to think that every one was doing it. i didn't want to do drugs but felt if approched i wasn't in control.
after hearing Ian’s story i will never do drugs
i would like to donate some money to your foundation so that other kids like myself have the opprutunity to hear you speak and changed their minds also. i save money in a tzedakah box in my house. a tzedakah box is something jews keep and put charity in. i recived this one at my bar-mitzvah. every year one my anniversay (may29) i donate the money inside to a orgaization of my choice. last year i gave $80 to the cancer society. this year i have chose your's.
there is only one thing i ask for in return. i noticed that my brother and mother both have a courage to speak key chain. i would like one too, so that everyday i can remind myself and at party's were i am sure i willincounter drinking i can make the right choice and have the courage to speak.
thank you for changing my life-
Drug abuse prevention and substance use prevention should begin before children face the issue of drugs. Unfortunately more children in middle schools face drug problems. With this Middle School Drug awareness program you can give your children the tools and ability to say no to drugs and say no to alcohol. Use Courage to Speak Foundation’s middle school substance abuse education programs to help children stop drug use. Many people believe that gateway drugs such as tobacco, marijuana or alcohol are not as dangerous as they are. The effect of drugs on teens is staggering.
A young life can be forever changed by the use of drugs and drug addiction. Drug addictions effects on family can be staggering. Our drug prevention program will help teach children how to make smart decisions regarding illegal drugs. With the right drug education and awareness teens will realize that they control their lives when it comes to substance use. Empowering teens to say no to alcohol and drugs is one of the most important things we can do.
Please contact us with any substance use awareness questions you may have.