Too Good for Drugs - Elementary

Substance Abuse Prevention

At the elementary school level, skills and developmental topics build on the core skill set to broaden the student’s sense of self-efficacy and confidence. Lessons are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student. Interactive games and activities help students visualize and apply the strategies and skills directly, so they can begin to apply them in their daily life right away. These additional concepts include:

  • Managing Mistakes and Disappointment
  • Resisting Peer Pressure
  • Understanding Peer Influence
  • Making Healthy Choices

Substance use and its effect on the body are introduced when developmentally appropriate. In the youngest grades, the lessons develop an understanding of what is healthy to put in the body and what is not.  This foundation prepares students for discussions about tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use in later elementary years.

  • Safe Use of Medicines - Grades K - 5
  • Effects of Tobacco Use - Grades 2 – 5
  • Effects of Alcohol Use - Grades 3 - 5
  • Effects of Marijuana Use - Grade 5
    Colleen D., Community Outreach Specialist

    "The holistic approach (school, student, family) to the program helps make sure that across the board the objectives are being supported and encouraged. The goal is to set the student up for success and this program helps the other adults in their lives to be a part of that as well."

    Colleen D., Community Outreach Specialist

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