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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:

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

All requests to take this course should be emailed to Kevin Meier at by following the instructions below.


If you are an individual interested in taking this course, please email with your name and NU email. Once entered into the course, you will receive an invitation email to begin.


For groups of students who wish to take this course, please email a single spreadsheet to with the following information in separate columns: First Name, Last Name, NU Email. Once the assignment is created for your group, each student will then receive an invitation email to complete the course.

Questions or Concerns About Substance Use?

Please contact Health Promotion and Wellness at .

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.