• addiction
    In this unit students will study the impact alcohol, tobacco, prescription and illegal drugs have on our society.   Students learn about legal and illegal uses of drugs. They learn how drug use, misuse, and abuse can affect an individual’s health, family, and community.  They learn about the stages of addiction and where a person can seek treatment for drug-related addictions.  They also learn various refusal skills and pro-social behaviors to prevent drug misuse and abuse.

    Essential Questions: 

    Are all drugs bad?

    When is okay to use drugs?

    What are protective factors that keep kids away from drugs and alcohol?


    Essential Vocabulary:

    Drug, Medicine, Side Effect, Addiction, Tolerance, Dependence, Withdrawal, Stimulant, Depressant, Hallucinogen, Inhalant, Carcinogen, Narcotic