ERIC Number: ED404603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Facing Substance Abuse: Discussion-Starting Skits for Teenagers. Acting It Out Series.
Pike, William R.
This text attempts to "put a face" on the statistics surrounding drug abuse. It presents real problems, real people, and real dilemmas through the use of plays or skits that tell the story of substance abuse. It attempts to challenge readers--both teachers and students--with hard questions and asks them to look at their own behaviors and to examine the consequences of their behaviors. The book is designed to keep teenagers talking about the substance abuse they see in their own lives and in the lives of people around them. It is intended to be used on an impromptu basis--without props or preparation--in a classroom or small-group setting. Detailed stage directions are included to help the reader better imagine the characters, their personalities, and their actions. The volume is divided into six sections: (1) Health Issues; (2) Abuse and Addiction Issues; (3) Social Issues; (4) Interpersonal Issues; (5) Legal Issues; and (6) Solutions. Each skit is followed by a list of questions designed to stimulate discussion. Contains a brief index of topics. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Health Promotion, Instructional Materials, Prevention, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Skits, Substance Abuse, Teaching Guides
Resource Publications, Inc., 160 E. Virginia St. #290, San Jose, CA 95112 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A