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Substance Use and Abuse Lesson Ideas

  • Talk about what medications are appropriate for what symptoms.
  • Discuss the difference between prescription and non prescription medications.
  • Make a list of commonly abused substances.
  • Brainstorm negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Talk about why people still use these things if they are bad for you.
  • Discuss negative effects of taking drugs.
  • Discuss how to avoid starting taking drugs or smoking.