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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.
C. Dependency/Addiction and Treatment:
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: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.2.C.1 Recognize that some people may have difficulty controlling their use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Content: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.4.C.1 Identify signs that a person might have an alcohol, tobacco, and/or drug use problem.
Content: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.6.C.1 Summarize the signs and symptoms of a substance abuse problem and the stages that lead to dependency/addiction.
Content: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.8.C.1 Compare and contrast theories about dependency/addiction (such as genetic predisposition, gender-related predisposition, and multiple risks) and provide recommendations that support a drug free life.
Content: The ability to interrupt a drug dependency/addiction typically requires outside intervention, a strong personal commitment, treatment, and the support of family, friends, and others.

2.3.12.C.1 Correlate duration of drug abuse to the incidence of drug-related injury, illness, and death.
Content: There are many ways to obtain help for treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse problems.

2.3.2.C.2 Explain that people who abuse alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can get help.
Content: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.4.C.2 Differentiate between drug use, abuse, and misuse.
Content: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.6.C.2 Explain how wellness is affected during the stages of drug dependency/addiction.
Content: The ability to interrupt a drug dependency/addiction typically requires outside intervention, a strong personal commitment, treatment, and the support of family, friends, and others.

2.3.8.C.2 Summarize intervention strategies that assist family and friends to cope with the impact of substance abuse.
Content: The ability to interrupt a drug dependency/addiction typically requires outside intervention, a strong personal commitment, treatment, and the support of family, friends, and others.

2.3.12.C.2 Analyze the effectiveness of various strategies that support an individual’s ability to stop abusing drugs and remain drug-free.
Content: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.4.C.3 Determine how advertising, peer pressure, and home environment influence children and teenagers to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Content: Substance abuse is caused by a variety of factors.

2.3.6.C.3 Determine the extent to which various factors contribute to the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by adolescents, such as peer pressure, low self-esteem, genetics, and poor role models.
Content: Substance abuse impacts individuals from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

2.3.12.C.3 Predict the societal impact of substance abuse on the individual, family, and community.
Content: There are many ways to obtain help for treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse problems.

2.3.6.C.4 Determine effective strategies to stop using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and that support the ability to remain drug-free.