Resources for High School Students


It’s Drug Abuse
Recorded at New Albany High School 2/11/09
View the “It’s Drug Abuse” Video or
Download the Script (PDF)
A skit-based program for high school students highlighting the dangers of abusing prescription medications. This program was prepared by Alli Hall at New Albany High School. Alli’s script (PDF) and a recording of an assembly conducted for all New Albany High School seniors are provided above.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, offers an online initiative called PEERx to educate 13-15 year olds on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.


Don’t Get Me Started Ohio
Painkiller abuse is destroying the lives of young people and adults across Ohio. On this site you’ll see their harrowing stories, learn about the dangers of prescription drug addiction and find out where to go for help.


Rock and Recovery
Rock & Recovery mixes inspiring stories and messages of strength, and hope, from professional health-care providers, addicts, comedians and family members. These powerful stories and meaningful messages are carefully woven in between hand-picked music.


Info for teens… by teens

Above The Influence
Every teen’s life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. Our goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs, pills, and alcohol.


Do I have a Drug Problem?
A confidential on-line self-test for teenagers to take to identify drug problems.


Check Yourself
This Web site is a cool way for you to be more aware of the influences around you and can help you carefully consider the risks when you’re faced with tough decisions.


What’s the deal with DXM?
Make up your own mind about cough medicine. DXM is an abbreviation for the drug dextromethorphan, which is an effective cough suppressant ingredient found in many over-the-counter cough medicines. When taken according to directions, products containing DXM produce few side effects and have a long history of safety and effectiveness. When abused, DXM has dissociative effects and can cause serious damage, like illicit drugs.