National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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What is Naloxone?
Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.
College and university staff and students can work together on educational events that provide science-based facts about drugs and alcohol to help students make informed decisions. Learn how you can join the 10th anniversary of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and how your campus can get involved. Spots in this webinar are limited. Registration requires the creation of a free NASPA.org account.
Many teenagers are not aware of the risks to their health, to their success in school and the dangers while driving under the influence. When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs, they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others.
Looking for fresh ideas for 2020 lesson planning? You can find more than 90 free, standards-based activities and lesson plans on drugs with NIDA’s Lesson Plan and Activity Finder.