ALEX Classroom Resource


Prescription Drug Misuse: Choose Your Path

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Prescription Drug Misuse: Choose Your Path


Content Source:

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


The Choose Your Path classroom activity includes two interactive videos that asks students to assume the role of the main character, who is confronted with a decision about whether to misuse prescription drugs. After each scene, the student selects what the main character will do next to see the consequences of that decision.

The purpose of this exercise is to reinforce student’s drug use refusal skills as well as strengthen their student knowledge of prescription drug misuse facts to help better prepare them in the event they are faced with having to make these types of decisions.

The resource provides additional information on prescription drug misuse.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.7.1) Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.

a. Describe healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: effective communication skills and safety techniques, reading and understanding medicine labels, immunizations, wellness checkups and compliance

b. Identify negative behaviors that increase health risks to self and others.

Examples: distracted driving, drinking and driving, illegal drug use, vaping, smoking, unprotected sex, behaviors resulting in intentional or unintentional injuries, poor eating habits, physical inactivity

c. Compare and contrast the responsibilities of both parents in teen parenting.

Examples: shared responsibilities; social, financial and educational challenges

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
Leaders in Health Advocacy
HA.7.1) Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.

Tags: health education, individual responsibility, Prescription drug misuse
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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This resource is a lesson plan that includes links to videos for students to watch and drug fact sheets for students to read. The lesson plan includes a group discussion and provides an optional segment where students can create their own videos.

Class Size 10-32

The teacher will need access to a SmartBoard, projector, and or student devices to view the videos and the drug fact sheet.

  This resource provided by:  
Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit