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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

5-16-2012 Dependency, Addiction, and Treatment

Teching the CCCS
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Grades 5-8
Drugs and Medicines: Dependency, Addiction, and Treatment

2.3 Drugs and Medicines: All students will acquire knowledge about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and medicines and apply these concepts to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
C. Dependency/Addiction and Treatment
Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.
Summarize the signs and symptoms of a substance abuse problem and the stages that lead to dependency/
Explain how wellness is affected during the stages of drug dependency/
Determine the extent to which various factors contribute to the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by adolescents, such as peer pressure, low self-esteem, genetics, and poor role models.

There are many ways to obtain help for treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse problems.
Determine effective strategies to stop using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and that support the ability to remain drug-free.
Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.
Compare and contrast theories about dependency/
addiction (such as genetic predisposition, gender-related predisposition, and multiple risks) and provide recommendations that support a drug free life.

The ability to interrupt a drug dependency/ addiction typically requires outside intervention, a strong personal commitment, treatment, and the support of family, friends, and others.
Summarize intervention strategies that assist family and friends to cope with the impact of substance abuse.

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