Substance Abuse Materials for Pharmacists


This website is designed as a resource center for people interested in learning about substance abuse, or who are interested in teaching others about substance abuse.

Drug Diversion Training Module:


PowerPoint presentations that describe the harmful effects of substance abuse drugs:

Other Resources:

  • Pamphlet in PowerPoint format that briefly describes substance abuse drugs and provides website links.
  • Skit Developed for a grade school audience. Can be used to engage students and stimulate discussion on handling situations where substance abuse drugs are used.
  • Word Search Developed for grade school audience. Search for words describing activities that are excellent alternatives to engaging in substance abuse.

Use of These Materials

This material is copyrighted. The materials may be used for general educational purposes. If you are going to use the materials for a presentation at a school or organization that you are not directly affiliated with, please obtain permission by contacting us via email. Students using the website for development of school assignments are directed to search and cite the original references listed in the material.

PP495 Independent Project on Substance Abuse Education

This 2 credit course requires independent study on topics related to substance abuse. Students meet with the instructor throughout the semester for topic discussions. Responsibilities include updating and revising a PowerPoint presentation on substance abuse for the webpage and developing other educational materials. Three community service presentations will be given to local schools or after-school programs. This project requires a minimum of 3 hours per week. Grading will be based on a contract to satisfy a minimum achievement of objectives. The characteristics that are needed to successfully complete the course are the ability to work independently, highly motivated, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong desire to educate adults and children on substance abuse prevention.


Grace Earl, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 596-8940

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