Educational Toolkits for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

Not worth the risk—even if it’s legal. Research shows that kids start to self-medicate as early as age 11. It is important to take advantage of opportunities to increase children’s knowledge about responsible medicine use. Additionally, more teens and college students are abusing prescription medicine than ever before. Survey findings from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids show that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. The educational toolkits below were specifically designed to educate tweens, teens and college students about safe medicine use topics. Share them with your children and family, with your schools and youth groups and communities. The better kids are informed today, the smarter and more responsible choices they can make tomorrow.

Connect with teens and young adults to prevent medicine abuse

Toolkit for college students and campus leaders: Prevent medicine abuse on campus

Toolkit for teens: Not worth the risk, even if it’s legal

Connect with teens and young adults as they gain independence and start taking their own medicines

ScoutStrong: Be Medicine Wise

Be Acetaminophen-Savvy—a safe use program for teens and teen influencers

Be Acetaminophen-savvy on campus—a college resource guide

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Additional educational resources