An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Benjamin Franklin

Class Syllabus

Health Notes

Websites Worth Visiting
Drug Free PSA
video #1 - needles
video #3 - meth
video #4 - this is your brain on drugs
video #4.1 this is your brain on drugs (old)

Drug Statistics and Help Information
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge Base
Mouse Party and other interesting ways to learn about drug abuse

THE TRUTH is a website dedicated to providing information about the truth behind cigarettes.

Visit the following link about THE USEFUL CIGARETTE to learn about all the harmful substances in just one cigarette. The Useful Cigarette

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE are the famous words of Benjamin Franklin. Visit the following website provided by the Center of Disease Control on tips on how you can prevent illnesses with a few, simple precautionary steps.
An Ounce of Prevention

PAUSE is a public education campaign targeting young people to promote smart choices and healthy life-styles. The campaign addresses a range of the most pressing issues facing young people today. "It only takes a minute to change your life."

BECOME AN is a helpful website on how to quit smoking. If you or someone you know is trying to "kick the habit", I encourage them to visit this website.

Be Above the Influence of peer pressure.

Beware of advertisements and their influnces on the choices we make.
Young people view approximately 20,000 commercials each year, of which nearly 2,000 are for beer and wine. (Strasburger & Donnerstein, 1999)
Analyzing Alcohol Advertisements

Illustrated Diagram of the Female Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation Cycle