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SCRIPTS



Increases student's

  • Knowledge of the impact of alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs on individuals, families and communities.
  • Resiliency factors
  • Knowledge and use of healthy living skills

SCRIPTS is a multi-modal, highly interactive classroom curriculum, addressing alcohol, prescription, and illegal drug abuse. It consists of ten sessions of 50 minutes each. Session topics include Addictive Substances in the Media; The Effects of Alcohol, Prescription and Illegal Drugs; The Addiction Process; The Impact of Alcohol, Prescription and Illegal Drugs on Emotions (including anger); The Impact of Alcohol, Prescription, and Illegal Drugs on Families; Their Impact on Friendships and Peers; Student Decision Making, Choices, and Refusal Skills; and Resources. SCRIPTS contains additional recommended preparatory classes on classroom atmosphere (trust and rules), communication skills, and appropriate expression of feelings and defenses. The curriculum teaches

The curriculum teaches

  • Facts about the addicted brain, alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs
  • The influence of media and advertising on consumption
  • Assertive communication, including the use of "I" messages
  • Refusal Skills
  • Where to turn to for help.

Outside evaluation showed that at completion of the class students had increased their

  • Knowledge of the impact of alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs on individuals, families and community
  • Resiliency Factors
  • Knowledge and use of healthy living skills.

"There is strong evidence that the course added to the information available for students in making wise decisions about their own behavior."

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