Have you tried talking to your teenager about drugs? Why not try further explaining your message through an interactive digital experience? That’s the idea behind an interactive curriculum on prescription drug safety that Kroger is helping to deliver to high school students nationwide.
The largest grocery chain in the U.S., Kroger was a founding partner of the Prescription Drug Safety Network, a national coalition equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to make safe and informed decisions about prescription medications.
The digital learning program, developed by Everfi, guides users through interactive scenarios and self-guided activities. Students learn the facts about drugs, how to properly use and dispose of them, and how to step in when faced with a situation involving misuse.
High school isn’t too early to start prevention efforts like this one. About 90% of addictions, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, start during the teen and early-adult years — and about 1,700 U.S. teens misuse prescription drugs for the first time every single day.