Drugs and Alcohol II

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Essential Questions: 

How do I stay safe?

Habits Of Mind: 

visual, auditory, kinesthic, roleplay


How addiction occurs

Science of addiction and the brain

What body organs are affected by D and A, both short and long term impacts?

Teen organs at risk vs. mature adult organs

Memory impairment due to D and A use

Binge drinking and hazing

Refusal skills

D and A abstinence

prescriptions and OTC drugs

review nicotine, marijuana and alcohol

misuse, abuse and addiction

treatment approaches and help for addiction


Skills and Processes: 

Identify how addiction occurs at the pleasure centers in the brain

Learn about and explain developing brains at high risk prior to age 25

students will practice in class  refusal skill techniques

Students will understand and explain binge drinking and hazing dangers

Students will know what to do if someone has alcohol poisoning

Students will know treatment resources for addressing addiciton

Students will recognize the dangers of misusing prescription drugs and PTC abuse



jouranl entries

film notes

role plays in class




Addiction and the brain article

DVD Media relations

guest speaker-former drug abuser


Integrated Learning: 

Science and biology