Transcript Project Alert
Project Alert What it’s about Why some people use drugs and why most people don’t How to recognize the pressures on teenagers to use drugs How to resist these pressures Decision making What are some decisions you make for yourself now? Ground Rules No put-downs, be respectful Everyone try to participate Confidentiality No personal identification of sensitive information. No names with stories If you discuss what was said in class you may not use names. Teacher Ground Rules Respect I will listen carefully to what you have to say and treat all responses with respect. Inclusion I will encourage all students to participate. Confidentiality I will keep things I hear in class private unless I believe there is a threat to someone’s safety. Mandated reporter Four groups Group 1: Reasons why people smoke cigarettes - BLUE Group 2. Reasons not to smoke cigarettes - RED Group 3: Reasons why people use marijuana - BLUE Group 4: Reasons not to use marijuana RED Compare lists Which reasons are true for why people use alcohol and marijuana? Which reasons for not using marijuana are also true for not using alcohol? Video What are some of the reasons the teens gave for why people start using marijuana? Is this also true for drinking? What to expect next: During Project ALERT, we’ll be talking more about reasons not to use drugs. We’ll also be learning skills that will help you resist the pressures to use them. Test your Drug IQ What do you already know? Homework: Give Project ALERT letter to parent/guardian Give the Drug IQ test to a parent or guardian and compare your answers.