Ensure Teens Have the Knowledge to Make Smart Life Choices

A Substance Use and Misuse Curriculum for Students, Grades 6-12

Ensure Teens Have the Knowledge to Make Smart Life Choices

A Substance Use and Misuse Curriculum for Students, Grades 6-12

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Tier 2 and 3 Mental Health Prevention and Intervention

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Why Our Substance Use and Misuse Curriculum
Makes a Difference

Written by licensed mental health and substance use and misuse professionals, our Substance Use and Misuse modules are designed to engage all students with proactive, preventative, and responsive knowledge to address substance-related issues. Including interactive, age-appropriate lessons, our comprehensive curriculum educates and informs students, providing facts about substances, teaching refusal skills, and discussing how drugs interact with the mind and body and what life after substance misuse can look like.

Varied Module Topics

Covering a wide variety of substances, our modules provide students with a well-rounded understanding of substance use and misuse.

Engaging Educator Guides

Resources provide teachers and counselors with appropriate language when teaching students about substance use and misuse.

Elective Credits

Completing all of the modules provides students in many states with enough hours to receive health/elective credits.

Explore Our Substance Use and Misuse Modules

Discover our comprehensive library of 39 modules designed specifically for middle and high school students, providing engaging and fact-based content that tackles tough topics in relatable ways.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 26 Close

    This final module consolidates all material covered throughout the coursework, providing a comprehensive review.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 25 Post-Module Knowledge Acquisition Test

    The substance use and misuse series concludes by assessing students’ knowledge post-module, ensuring comprehension and retention of key concepts.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 24 Post-Module Attitude Survey

    After completing the substance use and misuse series, student attitudes are assessed, particularly focusing on those who have started experimenting with substances.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 23 Living Drug-Free Impulsivity

    This module outlines common teen tendencies and introduces strategies to manage impulses and unsafe behavior. By understanding these tendencies and learning effective coping techniques, students gain the skills needed to navigate challenges and make healthier choices.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 22 Living Drug-Free Moving Forward

    This module identifies student strengths and resilience while assisting them in understanding their readiness to change. By recognizing their capabilities and evaluating their readiness for change, students gain insight into their personal growth potential and are empowered to take meaningful steps towards positive transformation.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 21 Living Drug-Free Why Kids Use

    This module uncovers the underlying reasons behind adolescent drug use, dispelling the notion that it’s solely for fun. It delves into factors such as peer pressure, stress, trauma, and self-medication, helping students comprehend the complex motivations driving substance use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 20 Overcoming Drugs Relapse

    This module targets students facing substance use or misuse issues, focusing on understanding the definition and role of relapse in the recovery process.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 19 Overcoming Drugs Triggers and Goals

    This module is designed for students grappling with substance use or misuse. It assists them in identifying triggers—social, emotional, and environmental—and empowers them to develop goals and support systems. By recognizing triggers and creating personalized strategies, students gain tools to navigate challenges and foster healthier lifestyles.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 18 Overcoming Drugs Refusal, Coping, and Withdrawal

    This module addresses substance use or misuse and challenges in making healthy choices. It integrates three key topics to empower students: effective communication skills to refuse drugs confidently, understanding withdrawal, and fostering a mindset where saying no or quitting drug use is limitless.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 17 Overcoming Drugs Brainstorming the Future

    This module assists students grappling with substance use or misuse in formulating a vision for their future and cultivating a sense of hopefulness. Through goal-setting exercises and positive affirmations, students envision a path towards recovery and personal growth, empowering them to overcome challenges and embrace a brighter future.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 16 Overcoming Drugs The “Forget You” Moment

    For students grappling with drug use or misuse, this module pinpoints the pivotal moment when they chose to defy expectations, break boundaries, and challenge authority figures. By recognizing this turning point, students gain insight into the underlying motivations driving their behavior, fostering self-awareness and facilitating the path towards positive change and recovery.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 15 Overcoming Drugs Life Story

    For students with current or past substance use, this module facilitates reflection on life events—both positive and negative—that have shaped their journey. By recalling significant moments, students gain insight into the factors influencing their current situation, fostering self-awareness and paving the way for personal growth and recovery.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 14 Drugs and Relationships and Responsibilities

    This module identifies student responsibilities, distinguishes vital ones, and assists students in prioritizing tasks based on their importance in the moment. Through this process, students gain clarity on their obligations and develop effective time management skills.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 13 Drugs and Relationships Lying, Concealment, Deception

    To understand resiliency, this module examines the behaviors teens employ to survive and thrive. It reflects on the repercussions of these choices and explores alternative strategies for coping and thriving. Through this process, students gain insight into building resilience and navigating challenges effectively.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 12 Drugs and Relationships Friends and Drugs

    This module explores the social aspects of drug use, including the allure, stigma, and feelings of loneliness associated with substance misuse. It delves into the social pressures and influences that contribute to drug use, as well as the impact of stigma on individuals struggling with substance abuse.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 11 Drugs and the Body The Cycle of Abuse

    This module addresses the cycle of abuse and traps that perpetuate continued substance misuse. It explores psychological, physiological, and social factors, shedding light on patterns of behavior.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 10 Drugs and the Body Overdose

    This module offers a clear definition of overdose, outlining its significance and potential implications.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 09 Drugs and the Body Mixing Drugs

    The module discusses the effects of combining drugs and drug interactions. It explores how mixing substances can amplify or alter their effects, leading to unpredictable outcomes and increased risks. Understanding these interactions is crucial for informed decision-making and minimizing harm.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 08 Drugs and the Body Route Variance

    This module instructs on the various methods by which drugs enter the body and how each method impacts the body differently. Understanding these pathways enhances students’ awareness of the diverse ways drugs interact with the body and the associated risks and benefits of each administration method.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 07 Drugs and the Body Absorption of Drugs

    This module comprehensively discusses the metabolism of drugs within the body. It explores how substances are broken down and processed by various organs. Understanding this process provides insight into how drugs exert their effects and how they are eliminated from the body. Students gain a deeper understanding of the impact of drug use on physiological processes.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 06 Drugs and the Body Drugs and the Brain

    This module comprehensively addresses the multifaceted impact of drug use on the teenage brain. By examining these various aspects, students gain a holistic understanding of the profound and lasting effects of drug use on brain function, emphasizing the importance of informed decision-making and healthy choices.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 05 Drugs and the Mind Moods and Drugs

    This module delves into the intricacies of mood changes, swings, and dependency triggered by drug use. It examines how substances alter brain chemistry, leading to fluctuations in emotional states and reinforcing patterns of dependency. Students gain insight into the profound impact drugs can have on mood regulation and overall well-being.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 04 Drugs and the Mind Emotions and Drugs

    This module delves into the emotional turmoil caused by drugs, elucidating how the body and brain connection contribute to the highs and lows experienced.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 03 Pre-Module Attitude Survey

    Prior to engaging in the substance use and misuse series, student attitudes are assessed, particularly focusing on those who have started experimenting with substances.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 02 Pre-Module Knowledge Test

    The substance use and misuse series begins by assessing students’ pre-existing knowledge.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Section 01 Introduction and Disclosure

    This module provides an introduction to the substance use and misuse course and mandatory disclosure statement.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: E-Cigarettes and Vaping: In His Own Words

    This module, crafted by a 23-year-old battling a vaping addiction, aims to educate students on e-cigarettes and vaping. It presents essential facts and fosters dialogue to empower students in making informed decisions.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Tobacco and Nicotine

    This module explores tobacco and nicotine, covering their properties, effects on users, social implications, and strategies to quit.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Synthetic Marijuana

    This module explores Synthetic Marijuana, detailing its properties, effects on users, and warning signs indicative of its use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Prescription Drugs

    This module thoroughly covers Prescription Drugs, encompassing their properties, classes, effects on users, risks of mixing and combination overdoses, and warning signs associated with their use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Methamphetamine

    This module provides an in-depth discussion on Methamphetamine, including its properties, effects on users, and warning signs indicative of its use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts MDMA/Ecstasy

    This module examines MDMA, encompassing its properties, effects on users, and warning signs associated with its use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Marijuana and Concentrates

    The module delves into Marijuana, covering its properties, concentrates, edibles, strains, effects on users, synthesizing, common myths and perceptions, risks of driving under its influence, and the ongoing medicinal debate surrounding its use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Inhalants and the Choking Game

    This module explores the effects of Inhalants and the Choking Game on the teenage body and brain. It discusses their impact, social implications, and identifies warning signs associated with their use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Heroin

    This module provides insights into Heroin, covering its properties, effects on users, and warning signs indicative of its use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs

    This module covers various types of hallucinogens and dissociatives, detailing their properties, effects on users, and warning signs associated with their use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Cocaine

    This module explores Cocaine, detailing its properties, effects on users, and warning signs indicative of its use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Bath Salts

    The module discusses Bath Salts, including their properties, effects on users, and warning signs associated with their use.

  • Substance Use and Misuse: Drug Facts Alcohol

    The module delves into alcohol, covering its properties, effects on users, risks of poisoning, tolerance development, debunking common myths and perceptions, risks associated with driving under the influence, and recognizing warning signs of alcohol misuse.

  • Raising Awareness of Opioid Addiction

    BASE recommends that all schools show the ‘Chasing the Dragon’ video to raise awareness about heroin and opiate dangers. Students are encouraged to respond to accompanying questions as part of this initiative.