1. In this chapter we examine a variety of prevention efforts, beginning with a film whose purpose it is to prevent drug use. Did you see this one in high school? Do you think it is effective in deterring drug use? Take a look.
“Chasing the Dragon” from the FBI
2. Finding a more effective message, staying up-to-date, and dealing with the unexpected consequences are part of the continuous efforts of drug abuse prevention and education. Here are three examples.
“How Anti-Drug Campaigns Like ‘This Is Your Brain On Drugs’ Have And Haven’t Worked” http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/05/29/anti-drug-campaigns-effectiveness
“With The Rise Of Legal Weed, Drug Education Moves From ‘Don’t’ to ‘Delay'” https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/03/615403684/with-the-rise-of-legal-weed-drug-education-moves-from-don-t-to-delay
“Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying” – https://www.npr.org/2017/07/25/539183590/hidden-brain-cigarette-taxes
3. Providing resources for parents and educators, as well as involving teenagers, is a key component of prevention. Explore current DEA prevention programs and the video competition to create prevention messages for and by teens
Operation Prevention https://www.operationprevention.com/#about and the 1-minute video competition 2018 finalists https://www.operationprevention.com/competition/video/archives/2018
Resources for Parents, Educators, and Caregivers: https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/
Resources for children and teens: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/