Drugs and Alcohol
This one-semester course delves into the types and effects of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, steroids, over the counter drugs, marijuana, barbiturates, stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. Students learn about the physiological and psychological effects of drugs, as well as the rules, laws, and regulations surrounding them. The difference between appropriate and inappropriate drug use will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn about coping strategies, healthy behaviors, and refusal skills to help them avoid and prevent substance abuse, as well as available resources where they can seek help. Unit 1: Drugs; Drug Use, Effects of Drugs, Over the Counter. Unit 2: Commonly Abused Drugs; Steroids, Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana. Unit 3: Illicit Drugs; Stimulants, Depressants & Barbiturates, Narcotics, Hallucinogens. Unit 4: Drug Interventions; Refusal Skills, Coping Skills, Stages of Change, Interventions & Therapy.