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Comprehensive Health Education in Grade 5

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Standard

Maryland State Curriculum Content Standard 2:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use drug knowledge, decision-making skills, and health enhancing strategies to address, the non-use, use, and abuse of medications, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Performance Indicators

A. Medicine 
 2.5.A.1.  Identify safe practices for using prescription and OTC drugs. 

2.5.A.1.a.

Distinguish between prescription and OTC drugs.

2.5.A.1.b.

List ways to safely use medicine and/or over the counter drugs.
B. Tobacco 
 2.5.B.1.  Develop and apply skills to resist pressure to use tobacco. 

2.5.B.1.a.

Recognize the internal and external influences on use of tobacco.

2.5.B.1.b.

Identify and practice strategies for dealing with peer pressure.

2.5.B.1.c.

Recognize and analyze media influences on tobacco use such as music, television, movies, art, billboards, radio clothing, magazines.

2.5.B.1.d.

Identify family, cultural, peer, and legal influences on tobacco to avoid use.

2.5.B.1.e.

Demonstrate ways to encourage others not use tobacco.
C. Alcohol 
 2.5.C.1.  Identify and examine physical, psychological, and social consequences of alcohol use. 

2.5.C.1.a.

 Identify the physical and psychological consequences of alcohol addiction.

2.5.C.1.b.

 Discuss how the abuse of alcohol may affect others, such as drinking and driving.

2.5.C.1.c.

 Explain the legal consequences of underage alcohol use and/or possession.
2.5.C.2.   Develop and apply skills to resist pressure to use alcohol. 

2.5.C.2.a.

Demonstrate strategies for dealing with peer pressure.
E. Marijuana 
 2.5.E.1.  Identify marijuana as a psychoactive drug and illegal drug. 

2.5.E.1.a.

Define psychoactive drugs.

2.5.E.1.b.

Describe the effects of marijuana on the body.

2.5.E.1.c.

Identify the consequences of marijuana use.
 2.5.E.2.  Develop and apply skills to resist pressure to use marijuana. 

2.5.E.2.a

Identify and practice strategies for dealing with peer pressure.

2.5.E.2.b.

Recognize and analyze media influences on marijuana use such as music, television, movies, art, billboards, radio, clothing, and magazines.

 

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