Prescription For Life: New Drug Abuse Prevention Education Program
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is providing a new, first-in-the-nation prescription drug abuse prevention education program to high schools across Arkansas, all at no cost to schools.
Prescription for Life is an interactive course that empowers high school students with the skills and knowledge they need to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription drugs, using an evidence-based, public health approach. The course is aligned with the Centers for Disease Control’s National Health Education Standards and State academic standards.
The self-paced modular course uses video, animations, simulations and interactivity to deliver a personalized, self-guided learning experience. The real-life simulations demonstrate the impact misuse can have on students’ physical and mental health, relationships and future goals while the scenario-based exercises help students practice how to support other students in their choices regarding the safe use of prescription drugs.
Educators from the Attorney General’s Office are also available to conduct teacher in-service trainings in person and through webcasts and give presentations to parent and community groups throughout the State about how to talk with young people about risks associated with opioid use and how to recognize signs that their loved ones are abusing drugs.
To learn more about this digital program or for free training and professional development for your district or school, complete this short, online form.
For questions, email education@ArkansasAG.gov or call 800-482-8982.