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Lesson 24: Consequences of Alcohol Use


In this lesson, students explore the negative physical effects of alcohol use. After brainstorming both things they can do and behaviors they should avoid to help keep their bodies healthy, students complete a worksheet individually and then work with a partner to identify the ways alcohol affects the body. They answer a series of questions to help them understand how alcohol can negatively affect the brain, harm the body and contribute to chronic disease. They discuss family, school and community rules about alcohol use by young people, review other negative consequences of alcohol use and define addiction and experimentation. To conclude, they consider how alcohol use could negatively affect the things they enjoy doing.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify short- and long-term effects of alcohol use. 
  2. Identify family and school rules about alcohol use.

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • AOD-3: Avoid the use of alcohol.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
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