Web Activity Lesson Plans
"My Friend Has a Drug Problem"
Students have read about the problems associated with adolescence and how some adolescents turn to drugs and alcohol. In this exercise, students will review a few different Web sites containing information on how to help a friend who has an alcohol or other drug problem.
Lesson DescriptionInstructional Objectives
Students will use information from these Web sites to learn about ways in which they can help a friend who has a drinking or drug problem. Students will learn how to tell if someone has a substance abuse problem, what substance abuse can lead to, and how they can talk a friend into getting help. Students will then apply this information by writing a short skit about a character trying to talk to a friend about a substance abuse problem.
- Students will be able to describe the symptoms of substance abuse, the problems that it can lead to, and the help available for the abuser.
- Students will be able to use this knowledge to write a short skit about two characters confronting a substance abuse problem.