Students will learn about opioid drugs including fentanyl, their effects, risks, and real and perceived benefits. They will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and respond appropriately.

Learning Objectives

By hearing and participating in this lesson, students will:
  • Describe what opioid drugs are and their general effects on the brain and body.

  • Identify the potential harms and real and perceived benefits of using opioid drugs.

  • Recognize and know how to respond to signs of an opioid overdose.

National Health Education Standards

  • 1.12.5 Propose ways to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems.
  • 3.12.4 Determine the accessibility of products and services that enhance health.
  • 4.12.4 Demonstrate how to ask for and offer assistance to enhance the health of self and others.

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