This is Not About Drugs

Program Overview

This is Not About Drugs (TINAD) is a class-based, universal program designed to raise awareness of substance misuse, with a special emphasis on prescription opioids. It is all online and consists of a 45-minute discussion and video session.

Why is addiction important to learn about?

What You Will Learn

  • The risks of prescription pain drug misuse.
  • How drug misuse can lead to dependence, overdose, and death.
  • Identify the symptoms of opioid overdose and when to call 911.
  • Understand the disease of addiction and the impact of substance use disorders on the individual, family, and friends.
  • How to ask for help and the resources that are available to you.

Testimonial

"[I LEARNED] THAT ANY KIND OF DRUG CAN NEGATIVELY AFFECT YOUR LIFE NO MATTER HOW BAD THEY ARE.”

- Student, 15 years old

WHO WE REACH

Middle schoolers and high schoolers from rural Maryland.

TIME COMMITMENT

One session of 60 minutes. The program can be delivered online or in-person.

INTERESTED?

If you are a middle school educator, administrator, or parent who is interested in having this program implemented at your school. please contact us at [email protected]

12 counties already implementing this program!

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