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Project ALERT Curriculum

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Lesson 4: Introduction to Pressures

Marks the transition into the skill-building section of the curriculum; helps students resist pressures to use drugs by identifying what the different pressures are and where they come from; and counters the belief that 'everyone uses' with up-to-date survey information indicating that most teenagers do not use substances.

Lesson Goals

  • 1. Identify different pressures to use substances to help students resist drugs
  • 2. Motivate resistance by showing students that most teens do not use substances
  • 3. Identify and resist marketing pressure to use substances

Teacher Materials

Student Handouts

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