Updated January 8, 2018
Adolescents are exposed to making tough decisions every day, some of those decisions may include risky behaviors that involve the use and/or abuse of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, illegal and prescription drugs. This project aims to look beyond the stereotypes and myths that may exist with the use of these substances, and to examine beyond the appeal, to understand the long-term effects of using these substances in their lives.
The goal is to understand the effects of substance abuse and better develop refusal skills and promote anti-drug messages.
Students will research in depth one of the chosen topics that relate to long-term effects of substance use and abuse. Students will answer specific questions within each topic, provide evidence and site resources, and develop a final presentation product of your choice (from the options listed below).
(See full project description & instructions below. Students may view this page, ProgressBook, and/or Canvas for due dates of each step)
Monday, January 8th--Return to School
Monday, January 15th--No School
Wednesday, January 31st--Refuse to Use Project Due
(Updated: due Friday February 2nd)
I am a Health Education major from the University of Florida, with background experience in adult education working with our local hospital for women and babies. A mother of three with a deeply rooted commitment to my students. I strive to promote healthy lifestyles and awareness.