Last Updated: June 8, 2023
Hello everyone, my name is SUPE, the gentle dragon. I am honored to be the front man of this drug education and prevention program. I am going to be with you throughout your journey to becoming SUPE-R stars.
SUPE has been created by a team of experts in substance use and education with over 50 years of combined experience. Supe is a non-profit platform that is funded and hosted by DRS. It serves as the drug education and prevention division of Drug Rehab Services & Addicted.org and was established to advance DRS’ objective of educating individuals and preventing substance use disorder.
Our aim for SUPE is to make learning a fun and enjoyable experience for kids, teens, and people of all ages. Our goal is to teach something valuable that can be applied in life. The way we built our categories and content was by surveying parents, police officers, teachers, and others on what was needed for them to be able to help educate anyone. We didn’t go in blindly. Our content will be updated in the future as needed.
Now let’s dive right into it.
Supe contains eight categories.
- College Students
- First Responders
- Employers and Employees
Some contain videos and others contain pages
We also address 3 drugs
Let’s go into the kid’s section
Each category has an introductory video done by me (proud laugh) and you can find all 4 videos in the section.
- What is a drug?
Per our education expert, the “What is a drug?” video is suited for kids grades 1-6 and the others for grades 4, 5 and 6.
Let’s watch the “What is a drug video”.
All of videos have subtitles in:
Below, you have the transcript.
Every transcript and articles cite the authority sources which we use to create our content.
Then we have questions with a timestamp to go directly to the answer contained in the video
Then you can leave your feedback and access all the related videos and articles pertaining to the category.
Every video has a curriculum created by an individual with a master’s degree in education. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or police officer, the curriculum is designed to be user-friendly and provide clear guidance at every step. Let me show you.
Let’s take the video we just watched.
- This button brings you the curriculum,
- This one brings you to the video,
- This one lets you download the curriculum in a PDF format.
Let’s open the curriculum.
First, there is the goal and rationale for the video. Then, it tells you to start the video and pause at 2 minutes 30 seconds. Then, it gives you 3 questions to ask along with the timestamp where the subject is discussed in the video. You then play the video to the end. When all questions are answered. You can go to the discussion section. Once that is done, they can send their feedback if they wish to. We don’t publish feedbacks from people under the age of 18, but we still love reading them.
When they have completed the 4 lessons, they receive a certificate, as they now have become SUPE-R stars (small laugh). This applies for the kids and teens categories.
Let’s dive into the teens category.
For the teenagers, it was a bit challenging. They don’t always appreciate being told what they can’t do (I’ve been there). So, in some videos, we tried to lighten the mood and let them know that we’re not trying to boss them around, but rather provide them with information so they can make their own choices.
You have the:
- introductory video,
- all the videos for this section
Let’s pick the peer pressure video, which is one of my favorites (laugh) that’s not true I love them all equally.
Like all other videos, you have:
- The transcript with the sources
- The questions
- The Feedback
Let’s go to the curriculum for teens. It’s the same format:
- and discussions
Let’s head over to the college students’ category.
You have the
- intro video
- all the articles related to the category.
When videos fit in a we always include it. For example, Alcohol poisoning, although originally in the Teens section, it’s also a good subject for college students’
Let take an article, like… “Tailgating survival guide, staying sober at sport events”;
Articles are all built in the same format:
- We address the problem
- Give tips and solutions
Then you have a quiz to test your knowledge.
Let me try this one.
Yeah, I got 100%. I mean, it’s not quite fair, I did make the quiz. You also have the feedback button. All categories are made this way.
Now, let’s look at the very important parents’ category. There are videos and articles from different categories. Parents play a key role in educating kids and teens. We also included content to educate parents on how to educate their children.
Let’s go to the drug topics. For these, we put together videos and written articles on different aspects of these 3 drugs. Let’s choose Fentanyl. We built a video to go over the subject of opioids. Let’s watch it.
All the information is backed by authority sources. We have 2 articles that have been very popular. One is a Parent’s guide to Fentanyl. It has tons of information for parents to teach their children, including videos about Fentanyl. Additionally, we have a PDF that can be easily converted into a pamphlet for distribution. There is also a Spanish version of the pamphlet.
We also have another guide addressing the Signs of an opioid overdose and when to use Nalaxone. We’ve got the same information available in a pamphlet, along with the Spanish version. In addition, we have two videos that demonstrate how to administer Narcan and Naloxone. These videos are directly from the companies themselves. This procedure can be the difference between life and death, so it’s important to follow the exact instructions without any alterations.
There is also another guide in the parent’s section about peer pressure.
When dealing with drug or alcohol problems, it can be a lengthy process to convince someone to seek help. Treatment itself can take a considerable amount of time, often involving multiple programs. The journey of rehabilitating someone requires immense time and effort, and unfortunately, not everyone succeeds. Education takes only couple of hours.
In conclusion, SUPE is free for you to use. What we are asking is for you to use it and to help make it known. Talk about it. Share it on your social media. Consider posting it on your website, ensuring its accessibility for years to come. By doing so, it will not only benefit others but also support our cause. There is no doubt that our work will save lives. We need your help to spread it.
Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Live a drug free life!
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- | Kids Section
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- | Teens Section
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- | College Students Section
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- | Parents Section
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- | Fentanyl Section
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