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Grounded in cultural norms and reality, our program teaches youth how to confidently live life drug-free, drawing on the strengths of their friends, their families, and communities. We want to show kids the reality of drugs, how they can affect themselves and the people around them so they can resist peer pressure and live productive drug-free lives. We will provide our youth with the knowledge needed to resist drugs, alcohol and other high-risk behavior.


Lesson 1: Your Community and Perceptions of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Lesson Objectives

  1. Identify themselves as important members of their school community.

  2. Understand the relationship between Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and being a good community member.

  3. Understand the role social norms play in shaping their behavior.

  4. Understand that high school students who choose not to drink or do drugs are in the majority.

Lesson 2: Consequences

Lesson Objectives

  1. Understand how alcohol and drugs affect the adolescent brain and body

  2. Describe the negative consequences of alcohol and drug use.

  3. Accurately understand risk for experiencing consequences of alcohol and drug use.

Lesson 3: Reasons for Use and Resisting Pressure

Lesson Objectives

  1. Understand the reasons some people use AOD and alternatives to use.

  2. Understand why people might pressure others to use AOD.

  3. Have a personal plan for opting out of pressure or offers to use AOD.

Lesson 4: Being an Upstander

Lesson Objectives

  1. Understand themselves as important members of their high school community.

  2. Understand pressures that they and their peers may be facing.

  3. Feel confident stepping into a scenario safely.

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