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        Pharmaceuticals, Doctors, and Misinformation: Lesson Plan | Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

        In this lesson, to be used with the program Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, students will learn how doctors, pharmaceuticals, and misinformation influence the prescription of opioid pain medications. They will learn to make informed decisions on when opioid pain medications should be prescribed to patients and be able to share that information with others.

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        How Addiction Happens | Understanding the Opioid Epidemic Video

        In this video segment from Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, students will watch the story of Michael Israel and learn how he became addicted to prescription painkillers. His parents, Avi and Julie Israel, explain how parents can reach out to their kids about addiction, as well as where and when to

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        The Demand for Opioids | Understanding the Opioid Epidemic Video

        In this video segment from Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, students will learn the historical context behind the current opioid epidemic. Prior to the mid-90s, when pharmaceutical companies began telling physicians that opioid pain relievers were safe, the use of opiods to treat pain was limited.

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