Curriculum

Developed and vetted by middle and high school educators and administrators over a five-year period, our curriculum positively counters the pro-drug message bombarding today’s youth and effectively increases their likelihood to make positive drug-free choices.

The curriculum is film-based, educational and easy-to-use. It provides middle school and high school students with information on alcohol and other drug facts, refusal skills, positive prevention skills, goal-setting strategies and information necessary to make a drug-free commitment.

  • Designed by and for high school educators
  • Flexible
  • Fits easily into any classroom period (each module is 10-15 minutes long)
  • 15-20 hours of instruction
  • Workbook
  • Everything included, from preparation lists to handouts to conversation starters

We have done all the research and necessary work to make this easy for educators to launch a successful alcohol and drug awareness campaign in the classroom.

Curriculum Objectives

Students will know:

  • Physical and mental effects of substance abuse
  • The body’s process for breaking down alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Definitions and slang terminology of various drugs
  • Physical, mental, emotional reasons for alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Resources available in the community to help with substance abuse issues
  • Effective refusal skills
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Effective persuasion and advocacy skills
  • Effective goal-setting strategies
  • Positive coping skills

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze healthy alternatives to substance use
  • Predict the potential effects of an individual’s substance abuse on others
  • Analyze the consequences of using alcohol and other drugs
  • Demonstrate effective persuasion skills that encourage friends and family to not use alcohol or other drugs
  • Describe the harmful effects of binge drinking
  • Evaluate strategies for managing the impact of internal and external influences on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  • Describe the financial, political, social, and legal influences on the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Develop a personal plan to improve health by staying free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Make a personal commitment to avoid situations that put a person at risk due to the presence of alcohol and other drugs
  • Predict how a drug-free lifestyle supports the achievement of short-and long-term goals

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