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Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards Learning Progressions

2.3 Drugs and Medicines All students will acquire knowledge about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and medicines and apply these concepts to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
B. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs :
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 6 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.2.B.1 Identify ways that drugs can be abused.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.4.B.1 Explain why it is illegal to use or possess certain drugs/substances and the possible consequences.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.6.B.1 Explain the system of drug classification and why it is useful in preventing substance abuse.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.1 Compare and contrast the physical and behavioral effects of commonly abused substances by adolescents.
Content: There are immediate and long-term consequences of risky behavior associated with substance abuse.

2.3.12.B.1 Compare and contrast the incidence and impact of commonly abused substances (such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, anabolic steroids, and other drugs) on individuals and communities in the United States and other countries.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.2.B.2 Explain effects of tobacco use on personal hygiene, health, and safety.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.4.B.2 Compare the short- and long-term physical effects of all types of tobacco use.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.6.B.2 Relate tobacco use and the incidence of disease.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.2 Predict the legal and financial consequences of the use, sale, and possession of illegal substances.
Content: There are immediate and long-term consequences of risky behavior associated with substance abuse.

2.3.12.B.2 Debate the various legal and financial consequences of the use, sale, and possession of illegal substances.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.2.B.3 Explain why tobacco smoke is harmful to nonsmokers.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.4.B.3 Identify specific environments where second-hand/passive smoke may impact the wellness of nonsmokers.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.6.B.3 Compare the effect of laws, policies, and procedures on smokers and nonsmokers.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.3 Analyze the effects of all types of tobacco use on the aging process.
Content: There are immediate and long-term consequences of risky behavior associated with substance abuse.

2.3.12.B.3 Correlate increased alcohol use with challenges that may occur at various life stages.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.2.B.4 Identify products that contain alcohol.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.4.B.4 Summarize the short- and long-term physical and behavioral effects of alcohol use and abuse.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.6.B.4 Determine the impact of the use and abuse of alcohol on the incidence of illness, injuries, and disease, the increase of risky health behaviors, and the likelihood of harm to one’s health.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.4 Compare and contrast smoking laws in New Jersey with other states and countries.
Content: There are immediate and long-term consequences of risky behavior associated with substance abuse.

2.3.12.B.4 Correlate the use of alcohol and other drugs with incidences of date rape, sexual assault, STIs, and unintended pregnancy.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.2.B.5 List substances that should never be inhaled and explain why.
Content: Use of drugs in unsafe ways is dangerous and harmful.

2.3.4.B.5 Identify the short- and long- term physical effects of inhaling certain substances.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.6.B.5 Determine situations where the use of alcohol and other drugs influence decision-making and can place one at risk.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.5 Explain the impact of alcohol and other drugs on those areas of the brain that control vision, sleep, coordination, and reaction time and the related impairment of behavior, judgment, and memory.
Content: There are immediate and long-term consequences of risky behavior associated with substance abuse.

2.3.12.B.5 Relate injected drug use to the incidence of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.6.B.6 Summarize the signs and symptoms of inhalant abuse.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.6 Relate the use of alcohol and other drugs to decision-making and risk for sexual assault, pregnancy, and STIs.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.6.B.7 Analyze the relationship between injected drug use and diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.7 Explain the impact of inhalant use and abuse on social, emotional, mental, and physical wellness.
Content: There is a strong relationship between individuals who abuse drugs and increased intentional and unintentional health-risk behaviors.

2.3.8.B.8 Analyze health risks associated with injected drug use.