Find information about resources, FAQs and more about the prevention curriculum and substance use disorder
PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY FROM OVERDOSE
This is up 2% from the previous year.
The death rate for fentanyl is rising.
adolescents died in 2019
adolescents died in 2021
Among adolescents, fentanyl-involved death rate increased from 1.21 per 100,000 in 2019 to 4.23 per 100,000 in 2021
of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021 involved fentanyl
In 2021, fentanyls were identified in 77.14% of adolescent overdose deaths
Promising Early Results
Students in Pilot Program
The third grade curriculum was piloted at nine schools in South Dakota and Minnesota in the 2022-23 school year.
On average, students in the pilot program showed a 21 percentage point improvement in their evaluation scores after completing the curriculum.
Key Learning Outcomes
The biggest learning gains were seen in understanding the acronym PTA (Pause. Think. Act.), with a 44.8 percentage point increase, and identifying the "feel good" chemical released by the brain, with a 43.8 percentage point increase.
Success in the Classroom
Prevention Curriculum Testimonials
Find Support & Answers
We encourage parents to take an active role in their children's education on substance use prevention. To support you in this endeavor, we have compiled a list of resources that provide information on substance use prevention and education. Additionally, we have included a directory of helplines, support groups, counseling services, and treatment options for families affected by substance use. By working together, we can create a safer, healthier future for our children.