Alcohol and Drug Awareness ~ Marijuana, Opioids, Alcohol & Valium

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Welcome Student

Author: Patricia Verwiel

Welcome to Diversified Education Services on-line classes. Please note that you MUST read all written materials, watch in their entirety each of the included videos, and score 80% or higher on all quizzes to be eligible to receive a Diversified Education Services issued Certificate of Completion. Please note, Diversified Education Services reserves the right to deny a [...]

Gateway Substances

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE:  To give the participant a better understanding of what "Gateway" means and the three most prevalent substances used in today's society. A gateway substance is any substance that is legal or “legal with specific restrictions” (i.e. Marijuana ~ Doctors Referral (Prescription) that can lead to trying a variety of illicit drugs in the hopes [...]

Alcohol

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE:  To give each participant knowledge of the laws and harms Alcohol abuse can cause.   Alcohol is one of the most common strong psychoactive drugs used by humans. It has a long history of use and its intoxicating effects are well-studied and documented. CLASSIFICATION EFFECT Alcohol is a Depressant, Intoxicant. THE LAWS ~  Though alcohol is [...]

Tobacco

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: To educate about nicotine and tobacco dependence. We will principally concern ourselves with addiction to cigarettes, being it ranks first on the addiction scale. We will also touch on other forms of tobacco use including smokeless tobacco (vapes, Chew etc..) COMMON NAMES ~ Cigarettes, Cigars, Snuff, Chewing Tobacco, Plug, Leaf. CLASSIFICATION ~ Stimulant. Tobacco is an annual or [...]

Marijuana

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE:  The student will learn about the affects of Marijuana on the teenage mind and body COMMON NAMES Marijuana, Cannabis, Pot, Weed, Grass, Mary Jane DESCRIPTION Cannabis is a leafy plant which grows wild in many of the tropic and temperate areas of the world. It is cultivated both indoors and out for the production of [...]

Prescription Drugs

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: To gain knowledge about NARCOTICS, INHALANTS, DEPRESSANTS, STIMULANTS and HALLUCINOGENS and the effects the abuse of these drugs has upon society and the human body. NARCOTICS, OPIATES OR OPIOIDS Definition~ A drug that dulls the senses, relieves pain and induces sleep. In excessive amounts it can cause stupor, coma, convulsions or death. MOST COMMON OPIATES ~Heroin ~Junk ~Smack [...]

Risk Factors of Addiction

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE:  To give the student an understanding of the risks involved with taking drugs. WHAT FACTORS DETERMINE IF A PERSON WILL BECOME ADDICTED? No single factor determines whether a person will become addicted to drugs. The overall risk for addiction is impacted by the biological makeup of the individual - it can even be influenced [...]

Drinking and Driving

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: Student will have an understanding of the consequences of violating the drinking and driving laws as outlined in the California Vehicle Code and most other states. THE CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE There are three classes of violations: Infractions: Violations, most of the common traffic laws (except drunk driving reckless driving hit-and-run speed contests' etc.) are [...]

Goal Setting

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: To help the Student understand why his/her life is important, identify reasons for living. How goal-setting and achievement is a natural, always occurring, human process. UNDERSTANDING GOAL SETTING AS A NATURAL HUMAN FUNCTION Human beings are goal-oriented and goal setting beings by nature the way we move through life is by setting goals and moving towards [...]

Problem Solving

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: This session is to provide the participant with guidance tools to help them develop problem solving skills. Each participant will work through the problem solving steps to use in day to day situations and give them a sense of organization and confidence about their choices. PROBLEM SOLVING STEPS Step One:  Define the Problem ~Put the problem into perspective. [...]

HIV/Chemical Dependency (Free Preview)

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: The participant will have a better understanding of HIV/AIDS and its relationship to drugs and alcohol. The participant will know the, symptoms and the similarities between HIV/AIDS and addiction. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.  Aids is acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.  AIDS is usually acquired through some form [...]

Tuberculosis

Author: Patricia Verwiel

 OBJECTIVE: To inform the participant of the definition of Tuberculosis, how it is spread, and the differences between TB infection and TB disease. WHAT IS TUBERCULOSIS? Tuberculosis or TB, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of your body, but they usually attack the lungs.  TB disease [...]

Cultural Differences

Author: Patricia Verwiel

https://youtu.be/l17q6GegVlc OBJECTIVE: To increase the participants awareness of cultural differences and how this may effect violent behavior. WHAT IS A CULTURE? Different cultures have different patterns of behavior/ways and norms of living. In the US, what we generally mean by different cultures are foreign cultures and sub-cultures within our larger US community. An example of [...]

Relapse Prevention

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE:   Participants will learn the emotional, cognitive, and biological warning signs of relapse.  The participants will also have the opportunity to identify their individual behavioral patterns as related to the relapse warning signs and  the consequences of relapse will be explored. THE RELAPSE SYNDROME AS A PROCESS Relapse is generally viewed as the act of [...]

Self-Help Groups (Free Preview)

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: To familiarize participant with the assistance available from select Self Help Groups. TWELVE STEP GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Primarily for individuals that are alcoholics that have the desire to stop drinking one day at a time. Cocaine Anonymous (CA) Primarily for those individuals that are addicted to cocaine with the primary purpose to stay clean [...]

Communication Skills 1

Author: Patricia VerwielComplexity: Standard

OBJECTIVE: To allow the participant a better understanding of positive communication skills and to give the individual the tools to acquire these skills. The topics below are some of the barriers to communication such as: PRECONCEIVED IDEAS Throughout the world, the preconceived ideas one may have about another, e.g. speech, understanding, word meaning, are all different. For [...]

Self-Esteem

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: To help the participant understand the concepts of self-esteem and self-image and to recognize positive and negative self-talk.  Also, the participant will have a better understanding of the need to accept compliments and criticism in an appropriate manner. DEFINITION  Self-esteem can best be defined as how one feels about him/herself. Having confidence, satisfaction and [...]

Tuberculosis

Author: Patricia Verwiel

 OBJECTIVE: To inform the participant of the definition of Tuberculosis, how it is spread, and the differences between TB infection and TB disease. WHAT IS TUBERCULOSIS? Tuberculosis or TB, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of your body, but they usually attack the lungs.  TB disease [...]

HIV/Chemical Dependency (Free Preview)

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: The participant will have a better understanding of HIV/AIDS and its relationship to drugs and alcohol. The participant will know the, symptoms and the similarities between HIV/AIDS and addiction. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.  Aids is acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.  AIDS is usually acquired through some form [...]