Some High Schools Teach Teens About Dangers of Heroin and Prescription Opioids

    Some high schools are teaching teens about the dangers of heroin and prescription opioids. One school in West Virginia has a drug-free club, which meets to learn about drug use and addiction.

    “All of our students have a story of somebody in their family who is an addict or a friend of a family member or something of that nature,” Erin Parsons, a history teacher at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia, told U.S. News & World Report. The more than 300 club members go on field trips and take part in community service projects.

    At Bucks County Technical High School in Pennsylvania, students created a public service announcement featuring the mother of a person addicted to heroin.

    Some schools around the country are showing the film “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” produced by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

    By Partnership Staff
    October 2016


    October 2016

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