Drugs of Abuse

Drugs of Abuse
Drugs of Abuse

Introduction

Drugs and substance of abuse continue to pose a danger to the lives of students across the United States. School nurses, like all school staff, are on the front lines of prevention because schools interphase with the families in their communities. “The overall rate of substance abuse is unacceptably high and prevention efforts need to increase.” (NASN 2020)

NASN Resources

Naloxone Education for School Nurses Toolkit

Position Statement - Comprehensive Health Education in Schools

Position Statement - Naloxone in the School Setting

Vanquishing Vaping Toolkit


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Additional Resources

Botvin GJ. Preventing drug abuse in schools: social and competence enhancement approaches targeting individual-level etiologic factors. Addict Behav. 2000 Nov-Dec;25(6):887-97. doi: 10.1016/s0306-4603(00)00119-2. PMID: 11125777. Preventing drug abuse in schools: social and competence enhancement approaches targeting individual-level etiologic factors - PubMed (nih.gov)

Drug Overdose | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stop Medicine Abuse | Consumer Healthcare Products Association

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Page last updated September 2022.