Too Good for Drugs - High School

Substance Use Prevention

At the high school level, Too Good for Drugs provides teenagers with tools to manage the real-world challenges faced in high school. Social-emotional skill development promotes social awareness and self-awareness, to help prepare teens to manage the social and peer influences they face, as well as the internal pressures to take unhealthy risks. Interactive activities challenge students to explore healthy alternatives as they work to reach their goals.

Additional skills and developmental topics build on the core social skillset to broaden the student’s sense of self-efficacy and confidence and are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student. 

  • Media Literacy and Media Influence
  • Resisting Peer Pressure
  • Understanding Peer Influence
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Complex Social and Dating Relationships
  • Exploring Risk Taking and Differentiating Healthy and Unhealthy Risks

Substance use and its effect on the body are introduced through more complex discussions around the effect of substance use on health, life, and career goals. Interactive activities provide practical guidance for understanding the negative health effects related to prescription drug misuse, underage drinking, marijuana abuse, opioid abuse, and nicotine use. Students also explore the stages of addiction and the risks associated with experimentation.

  • Safe Use of Prescription and OTC drugs
  • Effects of Nicotine Use including ENDS
  • Effects of Alcohol Use
  • Effects of Marijuana and THC Use
  • Effects of Street Drugs including Opioids and Stimulants

Too Good for Drugs & Violence High School 

Our Too Good for Drugs & Violence curriculum combines the SEL and substance abuse prevention components of Too Good for Drugs with the additional social competency, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skill development of Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives into one seamless 15 lesson course.

Additional concepts include:

  • Respect for Self and for Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Healthy Teen Dating
  • Social Media Awareness

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