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Three Madison teens win national award from DEA, $10,000 for PSA about opioids

MADISON >> The pictures capturing the memories of two brothers on the cork board are taken down almost as quickly as they appeared, until all that was left was a prescription for oxycodone.

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Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration Name Madison, CT Teens Grand Prize $10,000 Winners of Operation Prevention Video Challenge PSA Communicating the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

Madison, CT teens also received the People’s Choice Award and earned an exclusive tour of DEA Training in Quantico, Virginia Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, MD (May 24, 2017) – Three Madison, CT high school students have a grand-prize winning video message for their teen peers about how not to let your life get “swallowed […]

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Madison students take top honors in contest tackling opioid epidemic – WTNH

MADISON, Conn. (WTNH) — There was a surprise celebration at the Daniel Hand High School morning assembly, as students learned that out of 500 videos, three Madison students took first place in the first-ever Operation Prevention Video Challenge put on by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education.

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Teens Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration Announce Finalists in 1st Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge

—The Public Can Vote for People’s Choice Award Winner until May 17, 2017— Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, MD (May 8, 2017) –The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today the finalists of the inaugural Operation […]

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DEA dance program teaches children confidence and skills to avoid drugs – WFXT

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Students say they learned a lot at summit on opioids – WMUR9

DERRY, N.H. — Students who attended a youth summit on the opioid crisis this week said the event made them think differently about drugs. WMUR teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to hold the summit Tuesday in Manchester. Thousands of students gathered at Southern New Hampshire University Arena, and thousands of others from across the state watched it online.

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Facebook Live: State of Addiction – WMUR9

Jean Mackin hosted a panel of experts on the opioid crisis. Guests included Dr. Shazia Savul, a psychiatrist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Tracy Bachert, a recovery coach, and Jon DeLena, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (DEA Northern New England) for a live conversation about the state’s opioid crisis.

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Re-watch: ‘State of Addiction: Lessons for the Future’ – WMUR9

MANCHESTER, N.H. — “State of Addiction: Lessons for the Future” — a special look at this week’s historic youth summit focused on fighting the opioid crisis — aired on WMUR.

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Drug Exhibit Aims To Open Eyes

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DEA and Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Open Powerful Exhibit in Mobile, Alabama

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) national touring exhibit, Drugs: Costs and Consequences, has arrived in Mobile, Alabama. The exhibit, developed by the DEA and the DEA Educational Foundation, opens on February 3, 2017, at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. In this interactive exploration of the effects of drugs on both individuals and society, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history and the current science behind drug law enforcement, drug prevention, and drug treatment specific to Alabama’s local communities.

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