Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Course

About the Course

Prescription drug abuse has become a national epidemic, primarily around opioids (painkillers). Additionally, students are at an increased risk of abusing stimulants, such as Adderall. To help keep you, your friends, and our community healthy and safe, we are offering this online course as a way to educate our community members around the risk associated with prescription medication abuse, and how to help prevent misuse and abuse from occurring.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention course takes ~30 minutes to complete and covers the following:

  • Opioids, stimulants, and depressants
  • Proper prescription drug use, storage, and disposal
  • Brain and body: the science of addiction
  • Simulations: refusal and bystander skills
  • Debunking common myths

Answers to all questions asked throughout the course are anonymous and cannot be traced back to a single user. Please answer questions honestly as your participation helps us improve the health and well-being of Northwestern.

 

Accessing the Course

Undergraduates

Because ALL Undergraduate students are required to have completed AlcoholEdu and Haven as new students, you already have an EVERFI account created and can log back in using the email and password you used to create your account.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention program can be added to your account by entering the following course code in the upper right corner of your account page: e56867db

Log into your account here: https://platform.everfi.net/ 

If you are having difficulty logging back into your account, please contact the EVERFI Online Support Center.

Graduate/Other

To create a new account, visit https://platform.everfi.net/ and click "Register". You can then enter the course registration code e56867db and complete the account registration form following the instructions provided. 


Questions or Concerns About Substance Use?

Please contact Health Promotion and Wellness at hpaw@northwestern.edu 


*Help for Technical Difficulties*
Should you experience ANY difficulties or require support when accessing the program, the Online Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click on “Help” from the drop-down in the upper right corner of the screen. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Support Center. From the sign in page, click “Support” in the top right corner.