Students will learn about stimulant drugs, their effects, real and perceived benefits and risks. They will further discuss concepts of dose and dosage, particularly as related to the stimulant drug use.

Learning Objectives

By hearing and participating in this lesson, students will:
  • Describe stimulant drugs and their general effects on the brain and body.

  • Understand real and perceived benefits and harms of using stimulant drugs.

  • Be aware of the importance of using harm reduction strategies if stimulant drugs are used.

National Health Education Standards

  • 1.12.5 Propose ways to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems.
  • 1.12.9 Analyze the potential severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
  • 2.12.7 Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
  • 5.12.1 Examine the barriers that can hinder healthy decision making.

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