Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. In this drug awareness instructional activity, students use a scripted series of scenes for a play to understand facts and data concerning addiction in individuals and society. This instructional activity includes a project an assessment, web resources, and worksheets.
In this drug abuse and decision making worksheet, students read about an experiment designed to study the effects of drug use on decision making. Students draw conclusions from the data and determine if the hypothesis is correct.
Students explore over-the-counter drug abuse. In this health journalism lesson plan, students read the USA Today article titled "Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
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 refusal of drugs.
To practice their emerging language skills, English Learners read an article, "Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking." They complete six matching questions, 29 fill-in-the-blanks, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Students discuss why drug abuse risk is higher in social settings. In this health science lesson, students interpret real life statistics on teen drug use. They describe refusal and prevention strategies.
Students brainstorm about the different health issues facing teens today. In this health science lesson, students discuss the danger associated with drug abuse. They recommend ways to stay healthy.
Students identify the different causes of stress. In this health science lesson, students find the connection between stress and drug abuse. They discuss about the different kinds of stress they experience everyday.
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.
Students share opinions about prescription drugs and prepare public service campaigns to inform peers and adults about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Their ads also offer prevention techniques and possible methods of treatment.
Students view a PBS "In the Mix" video about the use of steroids. They identify health risks, consider the emotional consequences of drug abuse and discuss the legal ramifications. They also research a variety of nutritional supplements.
Students investigate drug safety in the home and how to prevent drug abuse.
Students explain the difference between substance use, misuse, and abuse. They list, on the chalkboard, two reasons why people use, misuse, and abuse drugs. Then, in a group of four, role play a situation which relates to drug abuse or misuse.
Young scholars explore the topic of drug abuse. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Bush Plans Hit on Drub Abuse," respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
Students discover how doctors custom fit prescription drugs to patients. In this health science lesson, students explain the risks associated with drug abuse. They discuss common myths about prescription drugs.
Learners role play chosen scenario about smart decision making. In this drug awareness lesson, students discuss the danger associated with drug abuse. They practice how to make careful choices when faced with a difficult situation.
Students explain the beneficial uses of pain relievers. In this health science lesson, students discuss the harmful effects of prescription drug abuse. They complete a worksheet at the end of the lesson.
Students work together to complete a crossword puzzle about drugs by locating needed information on the Internet. They use that information to design, produce and distribute a drug abuse brochure.
Students examine statistics of teenagers using alcohol and marijuana. In groups, they brainstorm the reasons why they believe usage is higher than in years past. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios to help them realize the effect they are having on themselves and those around them. To end the lesson, they review the symptoms for someone high on drugs or alcohol.
Students examine data from animal experiments. They watch a Web site mini-documentary to explore how drugs cause long-term changes in the brain.

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