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Sensitize Pre-Teens to the Dangers of Taking Drugs

Responsible adults may be disturbed with the fact that children as early as twelve are exposed to the horrors of taking drugs. The following resources provide practical suggestions on how to identify the signs and behaviors of children taking drugs. It also will assist teachers with tips on how to rehabilitate these students.
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Sensitize Pre-Teens to the Dangers of Taking Drugs
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This video sensitizes to the fact that kids are been exposed to substance abuse. It is said that substance abuse begins between 8th and 10th grade. Teachers have a very important role to play in identifying the behavioral traits and how to prevent this from happening at an early age. The teacher may investigate the problem by speaking to parents to see if the child is abusing any substances. Teachers and parents may benefit from this video.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers should be aware that students who abuse substances may be displaying a sign of depression, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or other high risk behaviors. Teachers may recognize a decline in their grades, friendship or they may be secretive. Teachers may talk to these children about what is happening in their lives and involve the parents in helping the child. Teachers may encourage the parents to seek professional help.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    It is so disturbing to note that the children as young as twelve are abusing substances. This article highlights the long-term effectives of children using drugs, how to recognize the use in children and why they are turning to drugs. The importance of educating these children very early so that they can make wise decisions. Both teachers and parents have the responsibility to supervise these students so that they do not become drug addicts. Teachers may gain insight from this article.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Preteens and teens certainly may be rehabilitated from drug abuse. This article highlights the vivid statistics that show a decline in different drug use. Teachers and parents may not lose hope. Students who are substance abusers can be helped with close supervision from teachers and relevant persons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This website provides a compact, in-depth knowledge of the drug abuse prevention program. This program helps in the development of knowledge and skills and the cultivation of values in students. It also provides strategies on lessening the health and social consequences of using drugs. I am impressed with the importance of not using pictures or images of drug abuse or the drug abuse user that are appealing and attractive.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers may use this lesson plan that deals with the cycle of addition. This lesson plan discusses why children experiment with drugs and how children can cope with the habit. There are two scenarios on how the drug abuse started. The students are given questions based on the scenarios. Students will be given an opportunity to participate in discussion questions, role playing and reading material on specific drugs. Both the teacher and student will benefit from this lesson plan.
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