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deciding about alcohol

Substance abuse

grades 6-8

This course is designed to provide pre-teens and young teens with the facts about what alcohol is, how it affects the brain and body, and how it can lead to risky behaviors.

*A product license is for 1 Year Per School

Topics

Covered

  • Physical effects of alcohol use

  • Psychological effects of alcohol use

  • Addiction to alcohol

  • Influence of alcohol advertising

  • Binge drinking

  • Making healthy choices

Objectives

  • Students will be able to analyze advertisements for alcohol and explain what influence they may have on young people’s decisions

  • Students will be able to list the factors that influence the effects of alcohol

  • Students will be able to describe how alcohol affects the brain, body and behavior

  • Students will be able to explain the physical and neurological consequences of alcohol abuse and binge drinking

  • Students will be able to identify the dangers of drinking and driving

  • Students will be able to describe the effects of alcohol consumption on an unborn fetus

  • Students will be able to discuss ways to resist peer pressure to use alcohol

Standards

met

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behavior

  • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health

  • Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks

  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health

  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks

  • Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes

DECIDING ABOUT ALCOHOL - 20 Minutes

While You Watch worksheet - 15m

 

Billboard Basics - 60m

 

Bulletin Board - 45m

 

The Pressure is On! - 30m

What Influences Us - 60m

A Drink is a Drink, but People are Different -  60m

Alcoholism Destroys - 90m

Impaired - 30m

 

No Call for Alcohol - 30m

 

Resisting Peer Pressure Rocks - 30m