You will complete your designated activities in your workbook using this presentation. Once you have completed all 10 lessons, you will complete the comprehensive Kahoot!
Adolescents often underestimate the risks associated with experimenting, even once, with inhalants or street drugs. Establishing a clear perception of harm about the negative health effects of the use of these drugs builds protection within the adolescent to mitigate the risk of abuse or experimentation. Effective substance use prevention programs teach information and skills, provide opportunities to practice the skills, reinforce the skills, and recognize students' participation.
The ability to name and set reachable goals builds self-efficacy and a stronger sense of hope for the future. Early exposure to the basic elements of setting and reaching goals enhances the development and application of these skills through adolescence and into adulthood. Students who can, and do, set reachable goals have a stronger sense of self and make better decisions.
Adolescents equipped with decision-making and problem-solving skills are more likely to make confident, healthy decisions, and avoid negative consequences. The ability to stop and consider the positive and negative consequences of decisions reduces the likelihood of acting impulsively, keeping actions consistent with short-term and long-term goals.