Students are at the highest risk of addiction to prescription painkillers. Find resources for educators on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, signs of addiction, and what to do if you think your student has a drug abuse problem.
Source: (SAMHSA- Information for Educators, Students, Parents, and Families)
While schools provide a number of programs and activities to promote emotional health and prevent substance use among students, they face unprecedented behavioral health challenges. SAMHSA provides helpful information and resources for a variety of educational settings:
- Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools – 2012 assists high school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health.
MentalHealth.gov provides information for educators about mental health and student behavior as well as suggestions on how to support students and families.