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Mental Disorders
Course:
Counseling and Mental Health
Grade Level:
10-12
Topic:
Substance-related disorders
TEKS Addressed:
(1) The student applies mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies in
health science. The student is expected to:
(G) compare social services such as drug dependency rehabilitation centers.
(H) differentiate maladaptive conditions such as paranoia, schizophrenia, and
aggression.
National FCS Standards Addressed:
2.1.6 Summarize information about procuring and maintaining health care to meet the
needs of individuals and family members.
7.4.4 Discriminate between situations that require personal prevention or intervention
and those situations that require professional assistance.
Key Word Instructional Strategies
Materials
Links
Core Course Correlation
overview 1) CLASS DISCUSSION
Objective: The student will listen to an overview of substance-
related disorders.
Show the PowerPoint slides Substance-Related Disorders.
Lead the class in a discussion.
Questions for Discussion:

Why is addiction a mental disorder?

What is the difference between “substance abuse” and
“substance dependence or addiction”?
What is the impact of drug use disorders worldwide?
Substance-
Related Disorders
myths
2) GROUP/INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY
Objective: The student will take a 9-question quiz over some
of the myths about drugs and addiction.
Instruct students to have a piece of paper so they can write
answers to a short quiz about drugs and addiction. Show the
teaching aid Drugs: Shatter the Myths. As you go through the
myths, there are nine questions. Have students write their
answers to the questions on their paper. Show the teaching aid
Drugs: Shatter the Myths Quiz Answers. Have students
discuss their knowledge or lack of knowledge about drugs.
Drugs: Shatter the
Myths
Drugs: Shatter the
Myths Quiz
Answers
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