Proposition 64: 6 Hour Marijuana Class

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Lessons

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 [...]

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 [...]

Drugged Driving

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. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS Much of what has been said about alcohol also applies to drugs.  California's drunk driving law is also a "drugged driving" law.  It refers to "driving under the influence of [...]

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 [...]

Prenatal Effects of Alcohol and Drugs

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: Participants will learn the severe consequences of substance abuse during pregnancy.  Medical family and social issues will be in this lesson. CONSEQUENCES OF SUBSTANCE -- USE DURING PREGNANCY Research has clearly shown the consequences of substance use during pregnancy. Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy is a growing national problem.  The number of infants [...]

Violence & Substance Abuse

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: For the student to understand the parallel between using drugs and committing acts of violence and the tendency to take their pain and powerlessness and turn them into anger. COSTS COMPARISON What is the interplay of the drugs and the violence? One thing we know is this: The costs of using drugs and using [...]

Disease Concept of Chemical Dependency

Author: Patricia Verwiel

OBJECTIVE: To provide the participants a history of the disease of chemical dependency, and to define the disease, define characteristics of the disease, and explain theories of causation for the disease. EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ~Change in Behavior ~Mood altering ~Poor judgment ~Impaired speech ~Lacks self – esteem ~Isolates ~Loss of control ~Lacks motivation ~Delayed  reactions [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]