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Prevention Curriculum


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Prevention Curriculum


COAAST's prevention curriculum targets 8th graders. It is an interactive, arts and project-based curriculum that helps prevent prescription medication misuse/abuse and fosters healthy coping skills.


Learning Objectives:

1. Differentiate prescription misuse/abuse, proper use (factual)

2. How opioids affect brain/tolerance/addiction (factual)

3. Stigma/stereotypes/athletes (conceptual)

4. Myths (conceptual)

5. Overdose (factual)

6. Healthy coping skills (conceptual)

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Collaborators


Collaborators


 
 
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Laurie Macdougall

Laurie MacDougall is a former high school math teacher.  She attends Boston University in pursuit of her masters degree in social work.  She co-founded Resources Education and Support Together (REST), a support group for families struggling with a Loved One with Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  She works for Allies in Recovery, a website that utilizes the Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT) method of behavioral coaching for families, as a host of the podcast, Coming up for Air, that brings thoughtful discussions of topics relevant to addiction and healing.  

 
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Justin Culshaw

Justin is a student pharmacist studying at the University of Rhode Island. His long time love for the arts and passion for healthcare have brought him to work with COAAST. He has been a part of many theatrical productions both as an actor and director at a children's theatre camp. Justin hopes that by combining his experience and passions, he can help make a difference in our nation suffering from prescription drug abuse.