Science Behind Drugs:
Curricular Resources

Curricular Resources include:

-Lesson Plans      -Presentations      -Interactive Software      -Videos      -Worksheets

RCC’s Science Behind Drugs (SBD) Curricular Resources have been developed to assist teachers in their classrooms. Combining information on addiction and neurological development with social-emotional skill building exercises, lessons and activities are based on the most current research and successful prevention practices.

Implementation of the segments are simple and customizable. RCC works with your educators in targeting existing curricular areas in which the prevention resources would serve as enhancements, allowing significant flexibility for content delivery throughout the school curriculum.

During training, RCC introduces all elements of the resources to those who will serve as on-site facilitators. All program materials are housed and password-protected on RCC’s online learning management system (LMS) with varied access based upon the individual schools need.

Alcohol & Marijuana Resources

This train-the-trainer program provides teachers with training and the curricular resources necessary to better educate students on this complex topic. Students learn about adolescent brain development and how it is impacted by the use of marijuana and alcohol in the short and long term. It illustrates how substance use affects decision making and provides healthy coping skills for combatting peer pressure and stress.

Watch a demo of the interactive software:

Program Goals:
Students will…
1. Understand addiction as a disease
2. Determine the impact of alcohol and marijuana on adolescent brain development and body
3. Understand cultural and political trends in alcohol and marijuana use
4. Analyze personal risk of addiction and know preventative skills
5. Develop coping strategies and skills

For more information or to assess how this resource would work within your curriculum, please email Mark Robinson at mrobinson@robertcrown.org.

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Heroin & Pain Pill Resources

This course illustrates how heroin use and opioid pain pill abuse affects adolescent brain development and health. This train-the-trainer program provides teachers with training and the curricular resources necessary to better educate students on this complex topic. In an interactive, online learning space, it teaches addiction science, incorporating social-emotional learning concepts proven to increase resistance skills.

Watch a demo of the interactive software:

Program Goals:
Students will…
1. Recognize addiction as a disease and heroin as a public health crisis
2. Define opioid and understand the connection between opioid abuse and heroin use
3. Determine the impact of opioids and heroin on adolescent brain development and health
4. Analyze personal risk of addiction and know preventative skills
5. Develop strategies for healthy conversation with adults and peers

For more information or to assess how this resource would work within your curriculum, please email Mark Robinson at mrobinson@robertcrown.org.

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