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Health and Life Skills
The Dangers of Opioids
The U.S. is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. More than 2 million Americans are reliant on opioids. Last year alone, opiates claimed more American lives than were lost in the entire Vietnam War. Overdose deaths are far higher than fatalities from car crashes. Teens and young adults are at the highest risk, where they are abusing the use of and dying from opioids. This learning package focuses on teaching students about the dangers of opioids.
These learning materials are easy to implement as a lesson or as self-guided work. The material is sequenced, scaffolded, and is simplified in order to enhance overall learning comprehension.
Objectives: Students will be able to:
· Define opioids, withdrawals, overdose, and synthetic opioids.
· Describe the opioid crisis in the U.S.
· Explain how opioids effect the body and mind.
· Explain how and why people become addicted to opioids.
· Identify the different health risks of taking opioids pills and heroin.
· Explain why opioid overdoses occur.
· Recognize the signs of an opioid overdose.
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Michael K. Powell