Unit 2: Addiction 101

Units are collections of activities that are organized by a specific topic and placed in a recommended sequence. 

Learning Objectives

  1. To define addiction as a chronic brain disease
  2. To understand the differences between an addiction, a want, a need, and a habit
  3. To identify and correct common misconceptions about addiction
  4. To understand how addiction seizes control of the brain’s natural processes


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Lesson 2.1: Addiction

Student-driven activity: includes discussion, working in pairs or groups, and presenting.


A PowerPoint with many moments and opportunities for student discussion.

A quick and impactful activity that sparks student thinking and conversation. 

Unit Kahoot!


Fun, interactive quiz played as a team or individual.

Unit Discussion Guide


Conversation starter for a young person and a trusted adult in their life.