Evidence-Based Prescription Drug Awareness Programs

In accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 28.002(w), the Texas Education Agency has compiled a list of evidence-based prescription drug misuse awareness programs which include programs, practices, or strategies that have been proven to effectively prevent nonmedical use of prescription drugs among students, as determined by evaluations that use valid and reliable measures and that are published in peer-reviewed journals. The programs listed were identified in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and met the statutory requirements for an evidence-based program. Districts shall choose a prevention program to use in the district’s middle school, junior high school, and high school health curriculums.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA)  

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)  

National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs Description Grade Level Links

All Star

This program focuses on preventing harmful behaviors that may lead to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The program consists of 13 45-minute weekly sessions. Sessions can be taught by a teacher, prevention specialist, or social worker. The program also includes a component for parents. Teacher training is available.


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LifeSkills Training (LST)

This program is designed to increase a student's skills to resist drug misuse and abuse. The program includes general personal and social skills. Curriculum materials are available in Spanish. Teacher training is available.


Program Summary and Details

  LifeSkills Training


Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Module

The prevention module focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to avoid the misuse and abuse of opioids and prescription drugs. The class can be taught online, face-to-face, and/or integrated into another course. Online teacher training is available.


Program Summary and Details

LifeSkills Training

LifeSkills for Middle School

 LifeSkills for High School   


(Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students)

The objective of this prevention program is to prevent the use, misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The objectives in this course can be addressed in eight sessions. This program also includes promotional materials that demonstrate the dangers of substance abuse. A community engagement and parent component is included. Teacher training is available.


Program Summary and Details

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Refuse, Remove, Reasons

The objective of this program is to develop refusal skills and decrease the misperceptions of normative use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, including prescription drugs. This program can be taught in six weeks. The instructional strategies include videos, group activities, interactions, and direct instruction through lectures. Teacher training is available.


Program Summary and Details


Refuse, Remove, Reasons

Evidence-based Programs for Prescription Drug Prevention, PDF table (100 KB file)



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