This informational lesson examines the dangers of addiction and reasons teens choose to use drugs. Students learn about the stages of addiction, explore reasons teens start experimenting with and continue to use drugs, and summarize their learning by examining case studies of teens in various stages of addiction.
Time: 45–60 minutes
Healthy Behavior Outcomes
T-1: Avoid using (or experimenting with) any form of tobacco.
AOD-2: Avoid experimentation with alcohol and other drugs.
AOD-3: Avoid the use of alcohol.
AOD-4: Avoid the use of illegal drugs.
National Health Education Standards
Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
Performance Indicator 1.8.1: Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.