This workbook provides you with an excellent resource, perhaps not to follow exactly as you should adapt it to suit your own class needs. The best advice I found reading through this booklet is to keep an open mind. Some pupils have never drank, some drink regularly, some drink occasionally and in a safe manner. Do your best to cater to all by creating a comfortable tone and safe environment.
It's easy to forget the problem that prescription drugs can cause. Whether pupils abuse their own prescriptions or take pills belonging to others. It's easy to have the belief of 'its medicine, it's OK'. Go through this guide, I would suggest requesting the free booklet as it's always useful to have a hard copy to hand.
Have a classroom debate on the marijuana legalization issue. This could differ greatly as some states have already legalized its use. This website should not be given to pupils, but for teachers to read real opinions of young adults to gain insight as to what your own pupils think. Perhaps you could hold a 'press conference' and have some pupils asking questions to the debaters.
Many teens will try a cigarette or two in their lifetime, perhaps some students in your class are already smokers. This experiment aims to give an insight as to what is happening in your body in a way that provides a break from the usual 'chalk and talk' teaching method.
We have all heard the term 'beer goggle' but here is a product that helps stimulate what it is like und the influence of alcohol. Have students perform simple tasks such as walking around small obstacles or if the situation is appropriate try something a little more hard hitting, like trying to open a condom packet to highlight more severe consequences.
Many of these may seem obvious to us as adults, and we may assume that our teens are aware of them and are choosing to ignore them. Maybe they are, but I urge you to go through this list anyway. I would suggest not preaching to them, instead invite questions and discussion.