Understanding addiction can be a difficult concept. Most individuals see the negative behavior of using drugs and label that person as "bad" or "weak". Many drug users are unable to properly cope with stress, and the underlying cause for some drug abusers may be instant relief of stressors. The cycle of addiction can be a hard one to break.
In this activity, students will create a storyboard that illustrates the cycle of addiction. They should be sure to include a description of each step and determine when the best time to break the cycle is. In the storyboard example above, the best time is indicated as the "caving to use" stage, however this is not always the case for people.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
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Demonstrate your understanding of how to break the addiction cycle by creating a storyboard.
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