This ten-session program improves adolescent girls' confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness, encouraging students to develop problem-solving strategies about peer pressure, sex, substance abuse, and being a parent.

Drugs and Alcohol
Drugs and alcohol


The facilitator can outline the main aims of this session as follows:

  • For students to reflect on current knowledge about drugs and alcohol.
  • For students to consider the dangers and so-called delights of drugs and alcohol.
  • For students to identify ways in which girls can avoid the kind of drug and alcohol abuse which might lead them to becoming addicted or at risk of self-harm.

Activity 1 – Icebreaker: Thought Storming Activity

Students can initially focus on the question:

What do we know about drugs and alcohol?

Students should identify all the facts that are currently available to them. This can include factual information gleaned from available literature, as well as so-called ‘street information’. It may be helpful for the facilitator to have some ...

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