Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Commitment to Recovery

Recovery from substance addiction is an ongoing process. The final lesson in a series about painkiller abuse and addiction prompts learners to research various recovery options before writing a short story about a character who is going through recovery. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members write their narrative stories in language arts before watching the video in health class
  • Assign the video for homework before discussing it in class the next day to flip the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not include a writing rubric; create your own or use an existing rubric to assess the stories
  • Be aware that some class members may have personal experience with drug abuse and recovery, either in their own lives or in the lives of their loved ones
Pros

  • Includes an educator's guide to enhance instruction
  • Encourages class members to learn more about actual recovery facilities and procedures
Cons

  • None