ERIC Number: ED456348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Living Free: A Teacher Information Booklet.
This workbook helps adolescents learn how to take charge of their own lives and happiness. The underlying idea is to teach them how to live responsibly. By learning to live responsibly, adolescents have the best chance of avoiding drugs, alcohol, and other addictive behaviors such as overeating and overspending. The workbook explains the steps to healthy behaviors, which include creative problem solving and participating in enjoyable activities. It accompanies an autobiographical informational performance based on the life story of one man's journey from addiction. The performance describes his high school years when he suffered from overeating, addiction, and problems with a dysfunctional family and how he turned his life around with music and performing. The workbook can be used in conjunction with or independent of the performance. It includes surveys that students can take independently to assess their problem with addiction or eating disorders. It provides tips on living drug-free and contains skits that adolescents can act out to help generate awareness and discussion about substance abuse. A list of books and organizations that help with addiction prevention are included. (JDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Designed for use in conjunction with "Singing in the Darkness: A Journey through Addiction," a performance written by Rick Adam, not available through ERIC.