Use Abuse Misuse Addiction
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards
Differentiating drug use, drug misuse, and drug abuse will create a way for students to recognize healthy and unhealthy habits. It’s important to understand the differences between use and abuse.
Addiction - a brain disease causing reoccurring seeking and use of harmful substances regardless of consequences. It is considered a disease because drugs alter the brain and how it works.
Drug use - proper intake of medication.
Drug abuse - intentional improper intake of drugs or medication to alter the mind or provoke a high.
Drug misuse - unintentional improper intake of a drug or medication.
When students define words in their own terms using visuals it helps students get their perspectives across and retain information better. Creating educational scenes rather than inappropriate triggering scenes is important to maintaining a safe environment for all students.
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Create a storyboard showing the differences between drug addiction, drug use, drug misuse, and drug abuse.
- List the vocabulary words discussed and in the title boxes. Adjust the number of cells.
- Come up with your own definition and type it in the description box.
- Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
- Save and submit the assignment. Make sure to use the drop-down menu to save it under the assignment title.
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