Science Behind Drugs-FOUNDATIONS is the first program in our Science Behind Drugs continuum (see complete continuum) and starts with the basics. We outline different types of drugs including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants and medicines and their impact on the brain and body. Students will begin learning refusal and coping skills and become Peer Prevention Specialists.
Our completely redeveloped Science Behind Drugs programs incorporate a comprehensive, blended learning approach to substance abuse prevention education. Tied to both SEL and Health Standards our program structure includes an interactive e-learning lesson prior to the classroom visit from the RCC educators, whole and small group work infused with games, activities and discussions and an app-based post activity to help assessments for teachers. Watch a short video and learn more:
RCC Health educator facilitates a classroom program that includes:
- interactive learning stations for exploration on alcohol, smoking, marijuana, inhalant abuse and medicines and how they affect the brain and body
- small and large group scenario based activities to explore peer pressure and apply refusal skills
- discussion on how drugs can impact the adolescent brain
- question and answer opportunities with a health educator
Aligns to National Health Standards and Illinois Health and SEL Standards. See Complete Details