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What Heroes Do

The Elks, in collaboration with the DEA, released a new comic book called What Heroes Do. Intended for students in Grades 3-6, the comic book uses a storyline around prescription drug misuse to feature everyday heroes and kids who become special heroes because of the decisions they make every day to stay drug free.
For your reference, here is the link to the comic book online.



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Prescription Drug Abuse Drug Fact Card

Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication prescribed for someone else, takes their own prescription in a way not intended by a doctor, or takes a medication to get high.

Source: Prescription Drugs & Cold Medicines

DEA developed a drug fact card on Prescription Drug Abuse for teens and adults to download. The card is 2-sided, 3x8 inches.


Heroin Drug Fact Card

Since 2010, heroin deaths have significantly increased by 248 percent. Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive drug. DEA developed a drug fact card on Heroin for teens and adults to download. The card is 2-sided, 3x8 inches.


Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine - English (Third Edition)

Increasing numbers of teens are using prescription and over-the-counter medications to get high. Many parents don’t know enough about this problem, and many teens don’t understand the dangers. This guide helps parents understand this problem and identify the medications teens are abusing.


SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit - Updated 2016

Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Updated in 2016.

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Fact Sheets: Opioids

Check out each of the links below to find key info about various forms of opioids and synthetic opioids in these neat, printable, fact sheets.





Synthetic Opioids