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Washington OSPI OER Project
Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing, English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
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Language:
English

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Natural High: Understanding the Consequences of Drugs and Alcohol

Natural High: Understanding the Consequences of Drugs and Alcohol

Overview

Natural High is a non-profit organization that focuses on the power of storytelling to transform lives. They engage storytellers who kids admire and trust and work with these influencers to create free and impactful content for educators and parents.

The activities are designed to develop student understanding about the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse and also to support students in learning and practicing strategies to make healthy decisions. The evidence-based program is used in all 50 states and makes use of current scientific findings on youth behavior, brain development, social norming, and substance abuse prevention.

This resource highlights activities in the Understanding the Consequences of Drugs and Alcohol area of focus. Visit the Natural High website at https://www.naturalhigh.org/ for additional materials.

Introduction

OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER YOUTH TO FIND THEIR NATURAL HIGH
AND DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND COURAGE TO LIVE LIFE WELL.

The evidence-based program is used in all 50 states and makes use of current scientific findings on youth behavior, brain development, social norming, and substance abuse prevention.

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The Natural High Scope and Sequence linked below outlines all of the activities with alignment to storyteller videos, CCSS and NHES standards, as well as the six Natural High Principles.

Activity 1: Busting Myths

120-180 minute activity

Students will create a short video to present the myth that most teens use drugs. Then students will “bust” that  myth with statistics about actual teen drug usage, and the real consequences of drug use. 

Associated Storyteller video:

Kelly Slater, "Greatest Surfer of All Time", talks living a drug-free life | Natural High

Activity 2: Drug and Alcohol IQ and Pledge

40-60 minute activity 

There is a lot of information accessible to us and it’s helpful to separate fact from fiction. You will take the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge and generate a list of resources for yourself and others. Signing the pledge and including your parent or guardian can help you keep yourself accountable to making good decisions

Associated Storyteller videos:

Jordan Romero, youngest to climb Mount Everest interviews with Natural High
P.O.D. Grammy-nominated band talks drugs in interview with Natural High

Additional videos supporting this activity:

Beau Bokan: singer for band blessthefall, talks drugs with Natural High

Cassadee PopeThe Voice winner 2012, talks life and drugs with Natural High

Kelly Slater: "Greatest Surfer of All Time", talks living a drug-free life | Natural High