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Materials:

  • Downloaded Risk Factors Worksheet for FREE
  • Optional: Risk Factors Quiz on PowerPoint and Intervention Lesson (see website below)

Goals:

Lesson Title: Health Lesson-Risk Factors For Drug Addiction

            In this lesson students use the provided FREE worksheet to guess at the risk factors in a child's life that make them susceptible to drug use and addiction later in life.  After students write their top five guesses, you will give them the top 10 risk factors in a person's life that will increase their chance of drug addiction.***  The top ten include:

            1. Family Genetics

            2. Stress or Life Problems

            3. Early Use of Drugs

            4. Childhood Trauma  

            5. Drinking Before the Age of 15

            6.  Low Self-Esteem

            7. Using tobacco

            8. Poor Grades

            9. Lacking Family Support

            10. Friends Who Use

Next students will reflect on which risk factors they have in their own lives and see a survey which will tell you whether you or a friend may have a drug addiction.

***If you like this worksheet and want a 28-slide PowerPoint that has the 10 risk factors in a "Guess the Answer" quiz format that students take using this worksheet,

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Resource Instructions

1. I like to introduce this lesson by reading to the students some true story articles on the lows people will go to on drugs.  (I have one where a woman took her dog to different vets 180 times to get and use its pain medication.)  You could also read a true story of someone who was addicted.

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2. Hand out Risk Factors Worksheet and talk about the stages of addiction (on top of the Risk Factor survey sheet)

3. Have students discuss with a partner and write in their guesses for the top five risk factors for addiction in a child's life.

4. Give the 10 Risk Factors answers.  Optional: Give the Risk Factors Quiz on the PowerPoint-see link for "Intervention" lesson below.  

The top ten include:

            1. Family Genetics

            2. Stress or Life Problems

            3. Early Use of Drugs

            4. Childhood Trauma  

            5. Drinking Before the Age of 15

            6.  Low Self-Esteem

            7. Using tobacco

            8. Poor Grades

            9. Lacking Family Support

            10. Friends Who Use

5. Give students quiet time to reflect on the risk factors and have them read the list of signs for addiction on the backside.  They should consider if they have any of the risk factors, or if any family member or friend does.  You could do more discussing, sharing, journaling or goal-setting here.  Give students local and national resources for drug treatment.  You may also want to show a video on addiction.

6. You could have a follow-up homework assignment on students researching local treatment facilities.  You could also have students write a realistic story about a teen who has some of the risk factors and turns to drugs.  Have their character get treatment.

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If you want to consider purchasing the 28-slide PowerPoint that goes with this Risk Factors Lesson and a follow up lesson that uses an "Intervention" show from the T.V. show, here are those lesson plans:

This lesson starts with a 28-slide PowerPoint Quiz that introduces these top 10 risk factors for addiction. Students use a worksheet to guess the answers and then ponder their own childhood to see how many risk factors they may have in their life. Students will also explore local resources for treatment of addictions.

Next, students will watch an episode of "Intervention" (which you can download free from online, or tape from T.V., or purchase online). They will fill out a reflective video review worksheet where they will analyze the signs of each of the 10 risk factors in the addicts on the show. After the video students will be put into groups and will come up with ways the addicts could have positively dealt with several risk factors rather than turning to drugs or alcohol.

This lesson created a lot of deep conversation for my students. Many are facing similar risk factors in their own lives or they have loved ones who are battling addiction. It really helped them see the great temptations and dangers of drugs and alcohol, and to more clearly understand the hard road that addiction brings. I hope it inspired them to make smart decisions in their own lives.

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