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Grade 11  
Health, Approved 2006  
2    Access Health Information, Products, and Services
2    The student will analyze situations requiring professional health services.   
  
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About Inhalants This informative article from the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition addresses basic questions regarding inhalant use and its effects. It also offers readers suggestions of what to do if they need professional treatment. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.i - Activities that address the consequences of violence and the illegal use of drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 1
From: Designed Instruction
Alcohol Abuse Screening Quiz This self-assessment from The New York Times Company will help older teens and adults examine their own alcohol use to determine the extent to which a problem needs to be addressed. This test can be helpful in determining whether or not it may be time to get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Alcohol and Adolescents: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, Aftercare: Chris and Pat This resource from Indiana University-Center for Adolescent Studies is a comic strip portraying alcohol use in middle and high school students and intervention methods used by schools with these students. (SDFSCA Approved Activity D - Professional development and training in prevention, education, early identification and intervention, mentoring, or rehabilitation referral, as related to drug and violence prevention.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking This guide from the American Cancer Society (ACS) helps smokers kick the habit. It is also full of tips and resources for accessing additional help. (SDFSCA approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Are You Troubled by Someone's Drinking? This self-assessment from the The New York Times Company will help older teens and adults examine how much someone else's alcohol drinking is affecting them and determine the extent to which a problem needs to be addressed. This test can be helpful in determining whether or not it may be time to get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Como disminuir su hbito de ingerir alcohol This Spanish-version resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides Spanish-speaking students in grades 9-12 as well as adults useful guidance in stopping or reducing their drinking. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Dealing With Addiction This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information about substance abuse and addiction, signs of addiction, and ways to combat addiction. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Drug Abuse Screening Quiz This self-assessment from the The New York Times Company will help older teens and adults examine their own drug use to determine the extent to which a problem needs to be addressed. This test can be helpful in determining whether or not it may be time to get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Faces of Change This easy to read 35-page narrative (PDF) from the Department of Health and Human Services follows five people who use tobacco. The selection encourages high school students to consider whether they have a problem with alcohol or drugs, and if so, how they can get help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Family-Based Treatment Programs Can Reduce Adolescent Drug Abuse This article from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) describes research findings related to the effectiveness of individual and single-family therapy for reducing drug abuse among adolescents. (SDFSCA Approved Activity E.vii - School-based mental health services related to illegal drug use and violence, including early identification of violence and illegal drug use, assessment, and direct or group counseling services provided to students, parents, families, and school personnel by qualified school-based mental health service providers.)

Submitted by: Batch 1
From: Designed Instruction
Forty Percent or More of Youths Admitted to U.S. Hospitals for Alcohol or Drug Dependence Do Not Receive Treatment During Their Stay This one-page article (PDF) from the University of Maryland's Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) reports on an analysis of data from the year 2000 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (SDFSCA Approved Actvity E.vii - School-based mental health services related to illegal drug use and violence, including early identification of violence and illegal drug use, assessment, and direct or group counseling services provided to students, parents, families, and school personnel by qualified school-based mental health service providers.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Helping a Possible Addict This resource from the Mount Holyoke College Office of Health Services provides a list of several steps for approaching people who may have a problem with drugs or alcohol and are in need of help. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
How Can I Help a Friend Who Cuts? This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teens with useful information on how they can help when a friend exhibits cutting behavior, including listening, helping them to find adult assistance, helping them to find alternatives to cutting, and being a good role model. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
How To Cut Down On Your Drinking This resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides students in grades 9-12 with useful guidance for stopping or reducing their drinking. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
I Think I May Have a Drinking/Drug Problem: What Should I Do? This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information and tips on how to resist the urge to drink and/or do drugs. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
I've Started Cutting Again: How Can I Stop? This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information for dealing with a hypothetical situation in which they have relapsed into the dangerous behavior of cutting. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
My Friend Is Talking About Running Away: What Should I Do? This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teens with useful information on how they can involve trusted adults to help in a situation in which a friend is contemplating running away, and alternative resources to provide to their friend should that not work. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
My Friend Is Talking About Suicide: What Should I Do? This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teens with useful information on how they can help in situations where a friend is contemplating suicide. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Resisting the Urge to Cut This article from The Nemours Foundation provides teenagers with information and tips on how to resist the urge to inflict damage on their own bodies. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Say Goodbye to an Ugly Habit -- Quit Smoking This two-page brochure (PDF) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, is designed to help teenage girls who have started to smoke kick the habit. It contains information about why people smoke, what quitting will mean for health, tips to stop, and links to sites with other resources for quitting. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse problems. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction

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