Health 4.4

Health behaviors. The student understands and engages in behaviors that reduce health risks throughout the life span. The student is expected to:

  • (1) identify the use and abuse of prescription and non-prescription medication such as over-the-counter;
    • (A) explain the similarities of and the differences between medications and street drugs/substances;
    • (B) describe the short-term and long-term harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances such as physical, mental, social, and legal consequences;
    • (C) identify ways to avoid drugs and list alternatives for the use of drugs and other substances;
    • (D) explain how to develop a home-safety and emergency response plan such as fire safety;
    • (E) identify strategies for avoiding deliberate and accidental injuries such as gang violence and accidents at school and home; and
    • (F) identify types of abuse such as physical, emotional, and sexual and know ways to seek help from a parent and/or trusted adult.

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