Peer Pressure, Refusal Skills, etc.
We begin the unit by discussing peer pressure and refusal skills. We next discuss the importance of good choices with our friendships and how these choices affect how we deal with peer pressure. We then look at the issue of drugs. A drug is any substance that changes the way your mind or body works. We have looked at the different categories of drugs: drugs that are legal for everyone such as caffeine, drugs that are legal only for adults,such as tobacco and alcohol, medicines(over the counter and prescription) and illegal drugs. We discussed factors that affect a person’s reaction to drugs including: weight, presence of food in the stomach, amount of the drug and mixing of different drugs. In the next few classes , we will concentrate on inhalants. Students will research the topic and prepare a presentation as part of a group activity.