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TopicLesson SummaryLength*Status
Core Lesson 1Introduces Project ALERT to students, sets the tone for the program, and clarifies reasons why people do and don't use substances.35 minutes
Core Lesson 2Motivates students to resist substance use by having them identify immediate and later consequences of vaping and smoking nicotine and marijuana; and increases students' perceptions that using nicotine and marijuana impacts their daily lives and social relationships.15 minutes
Core Lesson 3Identifies reasons why people drink alcohol; demonstrates similarities between drinking and marijuana; presents how alcohol is used to cover feelings; discusses consequences of drinking; and brainstorms alternatives to drinking.23 minutes
Core Lesson 4Marks 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.12 minutes
Core Lesson 5Provides the first example of the modeling - practice - feedback strategy used throughout the curriculum; identifies social pressures to use drugs; and teaches resistance skills and facilitates saying 'no' in social situations.11 minutes
Core Lesson 6Identifies internal pressures to use drugs; and students discuss and practice resistance techniques for internal and external pressures.5 minutes
Core Lesson 7Facilitates practice of resisting external pressures to use drugs; presents additional ways to resist pressure; and encourages students to openly express feelings of being capable of resisting internal pressures.10 minutes
Core Lesson 8Explains the safe, legal use of prescription opioids, and other prescription drugs, and explains how misuse can become addictive or life-threatening; presents information on brain functioning and how to promote brain health; and provides students with resistance skills and self-efficacy to refuse and resist the misuse of prescription drugs.11 minutes
Core Lesson 9Reinforces earlier lessons by reviewing resistance techniques and facilitating resistance practice; and introduces the concept of benefits from not using drugs.15 minutes
Core Lesson 10Identifies why it is hard to quit vaping/smoking; offers techniques for quitting and changing general behavior.12 minutes
Core Lesson 11Reviews and reinforces negative consequences of using drugs; motivates resistance by reviewing benefits of not using drugs; and elicits written commitments from students.10 minutes
Booster Lesson 1Re-introduces Project ALERT; reviews consequences of nicotine, marijuana, alcohol; reviews the safe use of prescription medications and risks of misuse; and reviews sources of pressure.11 minutes
Booster Lesson 2Reviews concept of external and internal pressures; and students prepare and act out pressure skits.5 minutes
Booster Lesson 3Reviews the advantages of resistance and discusses how friends can help each other resist pressure.5 minutes
* Average length to complete training module.