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Lesson 10: Self-Talk for Being Drug Free


In this lesson, students learn about the skill of using self-talk to support their choices to be drug free. They practice coming up with self-talk statements to resist negative influences to use tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, and then complete an activity sheet. As homework, they interview peers in preparation for the next lesson.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Analyze influences that might pressure someone to use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
  2. Demonstrate self-talk to counter influences to use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

SEL Connection

  • self-management

Time: 45 - 60 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • AOD-3: Avoid the use of alcohol.
  • AOD-4: Avoid the use of illegal drugs.
  • T-1: Avoid using (or experimenting with) any form of tobacco.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.8.2: Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.
  • Performance Indicator 7.8.3: Demonstrate behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.
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