Substance Abuse Prevention Course


Meth, Prescription Drugs, Alcohol & Marijuana Prevention Lesson:
1 PLU    Minimum 10 Contact Hours


Participants will:

  1. Create innovative lessons on meth, prescription drugs, alcohol and marijuana prevention
  2. Identify resources to facilitate instructing students on substance abuse prevention.
  3. Learn creative methods to engage students in classroom discussion on topics of drugs and alcohol prevention.


This course is designed to provide middle and high school health and PE teachers with the resources to create innovative, interactive lessons on meth, prescription drugs, alcohol and marijuana prevention. The objective is to alleviate the need to create multiple lessons to suit your needs in delivering substance abuse prevention in the classroom. This course will provide you with content you can use in the classroom as well as resources to allow you to customize a lesson that works for you. This course is also useful for youth-serving organizations and is filled with activities, conversation starters, and videos.

This online course was developed by the Georgia Prevention Project.


Upon completion of the four sections of the Georgia Prevention Projection online trainings (meth, prescription drugs, alcohol and marijuana lessons) participants will be able to:

  • Explain the dangers of meth and facilitate the online meth prevention lesson.
  • Create an alternate meth prevention lesson when the online version can’t be accessed.
  • Login to the online meth prevention lesson to teach the course and to access materials.
  • Access resources to assist in the instruction of prescription drugs, alcohol and marijuana prevention.
  • Utilize resources and materials provided in the course to create a customized and engaging lesson for middle and high school students.
  • Discuss with students the dangers of marijuana in response to all the changes with laws in Georgia and across the nation.


As a result of this course, participants will demonstrate their ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Explain to youth why the legalization of marijuana doesn’t change how harmful it is and the physical impact it has on them.
  • Explain and facilitate the meth prevention lesson.
  • Explain and facilitate the “Not Prescribed” prescription drug abuse prevention lesson.
  • Create a lesson related to the prevention of meth, prescription drug abuse, underage drinking and marijuana.
  • Incorporate fun classroom activities into each lesson.
  • Engage students into discussion about substance abuse and underage drinking.


  • Instructional time for this course will be a minimum of 10 clock hours (1 PLU)
  • This is an online course administered through the Georgia Prevention Project.


Participants should complete the online instructional course.
When you have completed all of the modules of the course, you will need to take a test covering the content. The passing percentage for the test is 80%. You have 3 months from the date that you first access the course to finish and pass the accompanying test. A certificate of Completion will be issued online upon completion of the test with a score of 80% or higher.

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