Unit 2
DAY #1
Overhead quiz Mental / Emotional
Discussion - Maslow's Hierarchy
Chap. 3 lesson 1
DAY #6
Overhead quiz Alcohol
Chap. 25 lesson 2
DAY #2
Overhead quiz Suicide Issues
Suicide handout
Chap. 3 lesson 2
DAY #7
Overhead quiz Tobacco
Chap. 25 lesson 3

DAY #3
Overhead quiz Managing Stress
Overhead stress notes
Chap. 4 lesson 1
DAY #8
Overhead quiz Other Drugs
Chap. 25 lesson 4

DAY #4
Overhead quiz Self-esteem
Personality type test
Chap. 4 lesson 2
DAY #9
Packet sign off - unit review

DAY #5
Overhead quiz Coping with loss
Overhead notes Addiction
Chap. 25 lesson 1
DAY #10
Final test - Packets due.

Character Traits
Study Guides:
    Chap. 3.1
    Chap. 3.2
    Chap. 4.1
    Chap. 4.2
    Chap. 25.1
    Chap. 25.2
    Chap. 25.3
    Chap. 25.4
Depression / Suicide Handout
Personality Type Test
Internet Website Review    


    Stress Basics
Stressors are events that trigger reactions
Stress response is the physiological and emotional response to stressors
Nervous and endocrine systems produce physical reactions to stressors
Physical Responses to Stress
Autonomic nervous system
parasympathetic (relaxed state)
sympathetic (fight-or-flight reaction)
Endocrine system
releases hormones: cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine
Stress and Disease
Long-term stress linked to
increase in cardiovascular disease
impairment of immune system
digestive problems
tension headaches
insomnia and fatigue
depression and other psychological problems     
General Adaptation Syndrome
Two categories of stress
eustress: stress triggered by pleasant stressor
distress: stress triggered by unpleasant stressor
Predictable stages
Common Sources of Stress
Major life changes
Daily hassles
College stressors
Job-related stressors
Interpersonal and social interactions
    Tools for Managing Stress
Social support
Regular exercise
Good nutrition
Time-management skills
Clear communication
Relaxation techniques
Time-Management Strategies
Set priorities and realistic goals
Budget enough time
Create short-term goals
Visualize achievement
Do least favorite tasks first
Consolidate tasks and delegate responsibility
Learn to say no
Give yourself a break
Just do it
Cognitive Strategies
Modify expectations
Monitor self-talk
Live in the present
Be flexible
Relaxation Techniques
Trigger the relaxation response through
progressive relaxation
deep breathing

Addictive Behaviors
Habits that have gotten out of control, with a resulting negative impact on health
Characteristics of addictive behaviors
compulsion or craving
loss of control
negative consequences
Substance Abuse
Physical dependence may or may not be present
Involves one or more:
recurrent drug use resulting in failure to fulfill major responsibilities
recurrent drug use in physically hazardous situations
recurrent drug-related legal problems
continued use despite drug-related social or interpersonal problems
Substance Dependence
Includes 3 or more of the following:
developing tolerance to the substance
experiencing withdrawal
taking substance in larger amounts
wanting to cut down or regulate use
spending a great deal of time obtaining the substance or recovering from its effects
giving up or reducing important activities
continuing to use substance despite recognizing drug-related problems
Who Uses and Abuses Drugs?
Characteristics that place people at a higher risk
exposure to drugs through family and friends
disinterested in school
risk-taking personality
Alcohol Facts
2/3 of Americans over age 15 drink alcohol in some form
Alcohol-related injuries are leading cause of death among people between ages 15 and 24
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is determined by amount of alcohol consumed, heredity, body weight, body fat, gender
Effects of Chronic Use of Alcohol
Cirrhosis of the liver
Pancreatic inflammation
Cardiovascular problems
Increased cancer risk
Psychological problems
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) due to maternal drinking
Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse
Drinking alone or secretively
Using alcohol to handle difficult situations
Feeling uncomfortable when alcohol is not available
Escalating alcohol consumption
Using alcohol heavily in risky situations
Getting drunk regularly
Drinking in the morning or at other unusual time
Nicotine addiction
physical dependence on the psychoactive drug nicotine
Withdrawal symptoms
muscular pains, headaches, nausea, insomnia, irritability
Health Hazards of Tobacco Use
Short-term effects
respiratory (shortness of breath, smoker's cough), loss of appetite, diarrhea, fatigue, hoarseness, stomach pains, insomnia, impaired night sight
Long-term effects
reduced life expectancy
increased risk for cardiovascular disease, lung disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, many cancers
gum disease, bad breath, hair loss, reproductive disorders, vehicle crashes, fire-related injuries
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
ETS inhaled by nonsmokers can cause
nasal discomfort
eye irritation
ETS causes nearly 3000 deaths/year from lung cancer and 50,000/year from heart disease in nonsmokers

Website Review Assignment:

Complete two (2) of the website review activities, one for mental health issues and one for drug use / addiction issues.
Please type and provide accurate descriptions as your sites may be added to Web Page links / activities.  Each student must select individual websites, duplicates will be returned - verify with classmates that you have found an original site.  


Name:                        Period:



Website name:                        Website address:

What is the purpose of this website?

Is this website created to generate income for the creators?

Who was the website developed for?

Describe 8 interesting facts you acquired by reviewing this site.









What is your opinion of this site?  Would you recommend this site to others? Defend your response using a minimum of four ideas or interesting points.