Substance Abuse Teacher Resources

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A Test Case for Individual Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the different points of view regarding testing students for drug use. They then work in pairs to create and perform dialogues that flesh out two sides of the argument around this controversial issue.
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High-Risk Areas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create concept maps exploring causes of drug abuse that, in Siberia and around the world, often lead to the contraction of H.I.V., and develop solutions papers.
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Drug Abuse: Altered States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view an "In the Mix" video about drug abuse. They participate in a discussion about the video, distinguish several facts and myths about drug use, identify how drugs can affect people's lives and engage in role-playing the...
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Substance Abuse/Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine addictions and the effects on people around them. They identify the characteristics of addition and indicators of alcohol abuse. They complete a worksheet for homework.
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Steroids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the problem of anabolic steroid abuse. They watch a PowerPoint presentation, identify and discuss resources available to help people with substance abuse problems, and develop a prevention plan to prevent steroid abuse...
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Raising DrugFree Kids:: A Values Approach

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Students describe the components of a drug-prevention program, explain the place of drug-prevention in raising students and in the school curriculum, and design, plan and implement the Drug Free Kids program.
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Health Problems: Drugs

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this drug abuse worksheet, students answer 3 questions related to taking medicine properly, then answer 4 additional questions about what to do when they feel sick in different situations.
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Drugs

For Students 7th - 10th
In this drugs worksheet, learners list reason why people abuse drugs and reasons drugs can be dangerous. Students also list signs that someone is abusing drugs. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice and 3 short answer questions.
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Smoking

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the tobacco use as a form of usage of substance abuse. In this smoking lesson, students make predictions about the physical effects tobacco has on the body. Young scholars make counter-arguments when discussing the...
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Children of Alcoholics Group

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify characteristics of alcoholism, resources available to them and their family within the community and school, and look at strategies to help them increase safety and anger management strategies too.
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Avoid Destructive Behaviors

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students describe strategies to avoid destructive behaviors. They discuss drug tests at work, the costs of drug use to employers and the types of behaviors that put individuals at risk.
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No To Drugs!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students determine ways to stay drug free by becoming more confident. They listen to a teacher read aloud before discussing when drugs can be helpful and when they can be harmful. They draw pictures of children saying no to drugs which...
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Survey Reveals Teen Use of Ecstasy, Other Illegal Drugs Declined in '02

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore illegal use. For this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Survey Reveals Teen Use of Ecstasy, Other Illegal Drugs Declined in '02", respond to discussion questions regarding the article,...
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Opioids in Our Community—Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do opioids affect the lives of families and individuals within a community? Scholars explore the topic with a series of informative, thought-provoking videos. They also complete worksheets and discuss the effects of the opioid...
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Acting Out

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate peer pressure, gangs, drinking, and using drugs. In small groups, they conduct research, develop, edit, and write a three-minute script, and perform the script for the class.
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Cities Crack Down on Raves

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore personal health issues. In this health journalism activity, students read the USA Today article titled "Cities Crack Down on Raves", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based...
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Class A Creates Trouble

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the history of drugs and drug use.  In this anti-drug lesson, students research information about drugs, then enhance their knowledge by digging into the subject even farther by researching the health implications,...
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What Damage Can Inhalants Do To Your Body?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the health hazards of using inhalants. In small groups they conduct Internet research, and create a pamphlet to inform students and parents about inhalant abuse.
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Ectasy Fact Sheets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the dangers of using the drug ecstasy and the effects on the body. They participate in a class discussion, conduct Internet research, and in small groups create an informational fact sheet about the drug ecstasy.
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Inhalants

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health education worksheet, students define inhalants before writing about their physical and mental addition properties. They give examples of inhalants, tell about withdrawal, and list interesting facts.
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Use, Misuse or Abuse?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss drug use situations to determine misuse or abuse and then use scenarios to help assess harmful effects of drug misuse and abuse.
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The Hijacked Brain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students define drug addiction by identifying these four key features. They identify risk factors and protective factors in their own lives related to drug abuse and addiction by filling out a self assessment. Students use the Web to...
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Red Ribbon Week

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students identify the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. In this drug and alcohol abuse lesson, students research the dangers of drugs and alcohol and prepare a presentation for the information. Students write a paper on their presentation.
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Boomers Assess High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine drug and alcohol abuse by American teens. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Boomers Assess High School", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an...