Substance Use and Abuse

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What is substance abuse? What is the difference between a depressant and a stimulant? Here is a comprehensive unit on drug use, including three lessons with such activities as categorizing and defining key terms, identifying issues related to drug use in a whole group brainstorm and research, and practicing good decision making using the acronym IDEAL. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Please be aware that this unit was originally designed for a religious affiliation, which is indicated throughout the unit in the teacher notes; if you are part of a secular institution, however, the lessons themselves do not contain any religious teachings
Pros

  • All activity handouts are provided
  • Nice progression of instruction, each lesson building off knowledge and information from the previous lesson
  • Addresses a variety of learning styles
Cons

  • None