Wednesday, 25 May 2016

May 2016 - GIMNAZJUM NR2 TRZEBINIA in POLAND – Alcohol and Smoking Awareness Month

The motto of this month was !!!
Stay away from ADDICTION?

Use of addictive substances—tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and other drugs—during adolescence interferes with brain development. Use of any addictive substance while the brain is still developing increases the chances of future use any addictive substances.

THE EARLIER AN INDIVIDUAL STARTS SMOKING, DRINKING OR USING  DRUGS, THE GREATER THE LIKELIHOOD OF DEVELOPING ADDICTION:
9 out of 10 people who abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol or other drugs began using these substances before they were 18 

One way that addiction and substance abuse can be prevented is through screening and early intervention.

Messages that parents, doctors, teachers, the media and others  send to children and teens about the dangers of tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and other drug abuse can be extremely influential in helping to prevent addiction and reduce substance abuse.

PREVENTION PROGRAMS CAN HELP TEENS

·         Resist social pressures to engage in substance use
·         Strenghten their self-esteem
·         Improve decision-making and communication skills
·         Manage stress and anxiety



During the month GIM2 TRZEBINIA students took part in a workshop conducted by a professional addiction prevention coach. They had a chance to use Alcohol and Drugs Simulation Goggles.
These tools help demonstrate through multiple activities the simulated effect of alcohol impairment including impaired targeting skills, slower judgement, diminished focus, delayed reactions and a loss of balance. During the class the  trainer has aslo taught  how to deal with emotions. He used a strong argument that appeals to teens more bluntly than the health aspect - MONEY. Taking no intoxicants you can save a large sum and invest in yourself and therefore enjoy good health in adulthood.
                                 

                                                   CLIK TO WATCH 'STOP ADDICTIONS CLASS' VIDEO






Performance as a Tool to Prevent Substance Abuse

All over the world, young people are involved in and exposed to performance-based group activities that indirectly or directly help prevent substance abuse. They’re dancing, singing, clowning and acting, writing, composing and choreographing and exhibiting their work in various places.
Most of the projects focus on strengthening individual and community factors (protective factors) that allow young people to resist addictions. . 
Our students had a chance to watch a drama by a professional theater group entitled 'Make me the tree.' We met dangers associated with nicotine, alcohol and drugs. 


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