Learn how to help prevent teen prescription drug abuse
Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse is a comprehensive workshop for teen influencers—parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, community and school-based healthcare providers, and others individuals who interact with teens. The workshop is designed to help educate audiences about teen prescription drug abuse.
Workshop components and objectives
Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse workshop is an interactive program designed for a community setting. Presenters can be any individuals with a connection to the community and don’t need any specialized training. The workshop materials provide everything you'll need for a one-hour presentation. During the workshop, participants will
Learn about prescription (Rx) drug abuse by teens
Learn how their roles as teen influencers can help prevent teen Rx drug abuse
Learn facts about teen Rx drug abuse to combat common myths
Be empowered to talk to other teen influencers about Rx abuse
Workshop materials include:
Fact sheets on common myths about prescription drug abuse by teens
Handouts describing warning signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse by teens
Strategies to use to talk with teens about prescription drug abuse
Suggestions for promoting your workshop in your community
Role-playing scenarios to practice workshop skills
Your role as a presenter
You don't need any special training to organize and present the Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse workshop. You don’t have to be a healthcare professional or an expert on teen prescription drug abuse.
Your presentation will educate other teen influencers about prescription drug abuse by teens. The workshop also includes resources you can share to enhance their outreach efforts.
Everything you need to conduct the workshop is provided in easy-to-follow instructions in the Presenter’s Guide. You’ll learn step-by-step instructions for how to organize each section of the workshop, as well as how to promote it in your community.
The workshop takes approximately one hour to complete:
You Can Make a Difference (a series of handouts tailored to different teen influencer groups; each includes practical tips and strategies that parents, educators, healthcare providers and others can use to help prevent prescription drug abuse among teens at home, school, on the field, in the clinic or at the local pharmacy)
BeMedWise Program at NeedyMeds, formerly the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), encourages healthcare professionals and community groups to foster patient–professional communication about medicines. However, BeMedWise does not supervise or endorse the activities of any group or professional. Discussion and action concerning medicines are solely the responsibility of the patient and their healthcare professionals, and not BeMedWise.
Please consult a licensed health care professional with questions or concerns about your medication and/or condition.