About the Trainer Program

The This is Not About Drugs Trainer Program will provide you the materials and resources and teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies).

“This is Not About Drugs” (TINAD) is an in-class, universal program designed to raise awareness to substance misuse, with a special emphasis on prescription opioids. The brief intervention is a complement to foundational evidence-based programs such as Botvin Lifeskills and Too Good for Drugs. The outcome-driven, science-based program incorporates NIDA principles, risk and protective factors, is designed to fit within school time constraints, and aligns with the most common health curriculums.

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Youth Learning Objectives

After completing the lesson, youth will know and understand:

  • The risks of prescription pain drug misuse

  • How misuse can lead to addiction, heroin use, overdose, and death

  • Recognize opioid overdose symptoms, availability of naloxone, and necessity to call 911

  • Understand the disease of addiction and the impact on the individual and the family and friends

  • Alternatives to using substances in dealing with life stresses

  • The many ways to ask for help and available information and resources

Program and Training Pricing

  • Training: $300/person. Includes prerequisites Brain and the Disease of Addiction and The Opioid Public Health Crisis online courses and live web TINAD program training, and trainer's kit.

  • Program Access: $250-2000/year. Licensing is based upon county population, starting at $250 through $2000. For a price quote, contact training@overdoselifeline.org. Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

Next Step > Contact Us

We recommend that you contact us directly prior to purchasing. This will allow us to provide you with more information, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss annual licensing fees and the discounts available for multi-program purchases.

When you're ready, contact us: Fill out the form, email us or call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information.

Bonus Materials

Program materials available through the trainer resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script.

    Plus: Program Film, Pre-Post Assessment (Youth Worksheet), Youth Support Website, and Four (4) Youth Handout Options Which May Be Customized for Your Location/Region.

  • Customize with Local Information and Resources

    The program provides the opportunity to customize the presentation with state and local data and reference local support and resources.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainer's receive CE Credit for courses completed during the training process.

    Special trainer discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer Training Process

What to Expect

  • Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer / facilitator of the program.

  • Prerequisites: You will complete the two prerequisite courses: The Brain and the Disease of Addiction and the Opioid Public Health Crisis as the first part of your training process.

  • Program Training & Technical Assistance: 90-minute live web training to review the program design, learning objectives, measures, and program materials — preparing you for your first delivery of the program.

  • Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.