during the teaching of a Drug Unit a teacher:
regard to immediate, short term, long term effects of drug(s). The goal
is to convince the students — this is not good for you.
for a cost / benefit analysis — look at your goals; is experimenting with
drugs worth messing with your future?
of serious personal goals, your personality style, and level of self- esteem
may affect a student’s vulnerability to peer pressure in conforming to their
peers’ interest in experimenting with drugs.
There are a certain percentage of students who absolutely will not use drugs, and there are certain percentages that absolutely will use drugs. They have already made up their mind. When the opportunity presents itself they will do or not do it, no matter what. But most people are neutral until they are in a situation where they just flow with the group they happen to be with. As a teacher, I look for stories / quotes that will activate a students’ imagination, get them thinking about how they want to live their life, or memorable stories that will just haunt them. Stories / quotes can communicate an acceptable truth, where facts can be denied.
1. “NO, is an extraordinarily complicated word when you’re drunk. . . This is a difficult task for all human beings, but it’s particularly difficult for women and it’s close to impossible for women who drink.” (This is found on page 74.)
Why is saying No difficult for all human beings? *
Is saying No more difficult for women than men?
Why is saying No close to impossible for women when they drink?
If this isn’t a good explanation of why guys
have always tried to get girls drunk, nothing is.
If you read only one chapter in the book DRINKING
a Love Story, Chapter 6 entitled SEX is the chapter to read. This
chapter is a good explanation why inebriation is a necessary component to the
Hook-Up Culture. Think Stanford Rape Case.
For people involved within the Hook-Up
Culture, they might look into chapter 8 entitled ADDICTION where they can fill
out a questionnaire put together by the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug
Dependence to determine if a person is in the early, middle or final stage of
2. “It’s the equation we all lived by, every single alcoholic I know:
“Next time you have diarrhea, try controlling
that.” (This was found on page 54.)
Ask the class to call out examples of addictions. As the class participates, write their answers on the board.
Ask the question: Does anyone plan on being addicted?
Using the 3rd quote, have the students describe what each additive behavior (listed on the board) is like.
Alcoholics can’t control how much they drink. They can’t have just one drink. They can’t go to a party and drink a coca cola while everyone else is drinking beer, wine or shots. They drink until. . . .
Someone who is addicted to gambling. . . . or other examples of addictions — drugs, pornography, internet, shopping, video game, plastic surgery, binge eating disorder etc.
Explain that there is freedom in: drinking a coca cola when everyone is drinking wine or in walking thru a casino and putting a dollar in a slot machine and walking out.
Nobody plans on being addicted to __________ (take your pick). So, what is your plan for NOT being addicted to ______________ (take your pick)?
What are you going to do when the friends you hang with introduce you to any of the addictive options available?
Where you have drugs, you have:
Gang related activity that involves itself with the distribution / sale of drugs. Drugs and prostitution go hand in hand. Where you have one, you have the other.
You have regular customers (some sale / use the products, some are addicted others are recreational users)
You have regular customers who influence others to join them — sometimes younger brothers / sisters / friends
People who need money to buy drugs but do not have job skills, eventually steal and / or sell their bodies. (When you have prostitution, you have abortion, babies, toddlers and children.)
Once decent neighborhoods that now have all these categories of people intermingled with people who cannot afford to move to a better neighborhood. As a result, someone like 71 year old Geraldine McIntyre is stabbed to death during a robbery. She was stabbed (11times) to death during a robbery. A heroin addicted / handyman neighbor stole her TV and sold it for $40. His body demanded more Heroin.
That they will fall in love with the high
That they will love the high more than their family, their children, their job, their dignity, their life
That they will sell their body to buy their drug of choice
That they will steal to buy their drug of choice
That they won’t mind being homeless, unbathed, useless, a burden and heartache to their family.
https://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com/2016/06/a-good-month-for-murder-by-del-quentin.html (I read the entire book.)