Substance Abuse Web Quest

Substance Abuse Web Quest


Date ____________________________

Teacher _______________

Period ___________________________


 Teens use alcohol and other drugs for many reasons. They may do it because they want to fit in socially, they drugslike the way drugs or alcohol makes them feel, or they want to feel more grown up. Teens tend to be risk-takers, and they may take drugs or drink alcohol because it seems exciting. Teens who are at the biggest risk for developing serious alcohol or drug problems are those with family members who have problems with alcohol or other drugs. Also, teens who feel that they are not connected to or valued by their parents or who have poor self-esteem or emotional or mental health problems (such as depression) are at increased risk.
 Teen substance abuse may be prevented through strong family connections, healthy friendships, and supportive schools and communities. Social support can help build the confidence to resist peer pressure to try drugs. Good communication and a healthy home life may prevent your teen from self-medicating with harmful and often illegal substances.
 Your persuasive skills and knowledge about the facts are the tops and some teenagers really need your help! Here is your mission! An advertising firm has hired you to create an anti-drug campaign. Your job is to become an expert on one drug. With this knowledge you will create a brochure. You have been hired because of your age connection to the target audience. You must present the information in such a way to convince teenagers of all the dangers that drug use offers.


In groups of two, you will research one drug and a treatment program available to either addicts or their family. You will become extremely knowledgeable about the drug and treatment program.
 Your objectives are: 

 research and present factual information on the assigned drug or treatment program.  
 convey the information in a manner that is best understood by teens.
 You will: 
Create a Powerpoint on the drug chosen 
Create a brochure on the treatment program chosen

Drugs to be covered:
 Alcohol                                              Ketamine 

 Rohypnol                                            PCP
 Marijuana                                           MDMA (Ecstasy)
 Cocaine                                             Inhalants
 Heroin                                              LSD
 Steriods (anabolic)

Treamtment Programs:
 Narcotics Anonymous
 Substance Abuse Treatment

1. Each grup will choose a drug and a treatment program.
2. Each person will conduct research on the drug/treatment program - numbers 3-5 below. You will answer the questions below in your Powerpoint and brochure:

If you choose to research a drug, answer the following:

1. What is the drug? 
2. What is the category of drug? 
3. What are the common street/slang names? 
4. What does it look like? 
5. How is it used? 
6. What are the common side effects? 
7. What are the symptoms of overdose? 
8. Is this drug addictive? 
9. What are the withdrawal symptoms? 
10. What are the short-term effects? 
11. What are the long-term effects? 
12. What federal classification of the drug? 

    Schedule 1,2, 3?  

13. List both myths and facts about the drug.


If you choose to research a treatment program, answer the following:

1. What is the treatment available? 
2. What role does the addict, family member(s) play 
3. How long is the program? 
4. Where is it located? 
5. What does the program do? 
6. What does it not do? 
7. How are the members supported? 
8. Who runs the program? 
9. How much does the program cost?

3. While conducting research, find at least three other facts, which your group believes, is important information for a teenager to understand about the drug.
4. Cite three sources that you used to find your information5. With the drug you researched, you will create an informational flyer; with the treatment program you researched, you will create a brochure. In the brochure creatively include the answers to the questions you researched. Students may use desktop publishing software, or paper, pens, and markers to design the brochure.

Things to use in your presentation: 
Eye-grabbing graphics 
An easy to read layout

Use a biliography to cite your sources


Cite your sources!!!!

!!!!Copying and pasting is PLAGARISM!!! You will receive a failing grade if you plagarize!!!


 Below are a list of web sites to explore for information: 


 This project will be worth 100 points. Grading will be as follows: 

Research (25pts.)
 · answers all questions - 10 pts
 · demonstrates three additional facts - 5 pts
 ·Properly cited sources - 10 pts 

WebQuest Projects - McGraw-Hill Education

Unit 2: Mental and Emotional Health. WebQuest Projects ... In this WebQuest, you
will investigate self-esteem and self-respect. You will find out about some of ...

Content (25pt.)
 · information is accurate and current - 10 pts
 · facts are clearly presented - 15 pts

Organization (25pts.)
 · easy to read lay-out - 15 pts
 · logical sequence of information - 10 pts

 Creativity (25pts.)
 . eye-grabbing graphics - 5 pts
 · colorful - 5 pts
 · neat work - 5
 · appeals to target audience (teens) - 5 pts
 . easy to follow - 5 pts 


Individual Features of Functional Brain Organization in Seven-to-Eight-Year-Old Children with Mental Retardation during the Processing of Visuospatial Information

Korsakova, N.K., Mikadze, Yu.V., and Balashova, E.Yu., Neuspevayushchie deti: neiropsikhologicheskaya diag-nostika trudnostei v obuchenii mladshikh shkol'nikov (Backward Children: Neuropsychological Diagnostics of Learning Problems in Junior Schoolchildren), Mos-cow: RPA, 1997.