10 key point of prevent substance abuse: 10. Role Model

To help prevent substance abuse, teachers can provide students with safe resources, invite experts to present age-appropriate information, and serve as positive role models. Emphasizing values such as honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and trust can have a lasting impact on students’ attitudes towards substance use. #teaching #rolemodel #edumap #erasmus #erasmusplus #substanceabuse #abusion #prevention

10 key point of prevent substance abuse: 9. Teaching

Educators can prevent substance abuse by engaging in life-skills training, developing e-learning courses on the topic, using interactive and engaging activities, and discussing the impact of substances on health and brain science rather than focusing on morality. These approaches can help students understand the risks and consequences of substance use.   #teaching #rolemodel #edumap #erasmus #erasmusplus #substanceabuse #abusion #prevention

10 key point of prevent substance abuse: 7. Educators

Educators have a critical role in preventing substance abuse among students. Primary prevention and evidence-based programs can significantly reduce substance abuse rates. The quality of these programs depends on the level of teacher training and individual motivation, highlighting the importance of teachers possessing both topic knowledge and pedagogical expertise.   #edumap #erasmus #erasmusplus #substanceabuse #substance #drug #addiction #education #educators  

10 key point of prevent substance abuse: 5. Self-esteem

Low self-esteem is a key factor in substance abuse and mental health issues, particularly during adolescence, a vulnerable period for developing substance use disorders. The quality of peer relationships and the social environment are crucial in shaping self-esteem. Creating a secure school environment and promoting positive parenting practices can help prevent substance abuse and support […]

10 key point of prevent substance abuse: 2. Emotion

During adolescence, psychological experiences play a significant role in influencing substance use. Factors like the desire for freedom and uniqueness, emotional turmoil, loneliness, low self-esteem, and the need for emotion regulation can lead teenagers to resort to substance abuse. It is essential to address adolescents’ emotional and social needs to help them make healthy choices […]

10 key point of prevent substance abuse: 1. Imitation

Adolescence is a challenging time marked by crises of identification and disconnection. During this period, teenagers often imitate adults and look for role models while seeking to fit in with their peer groups. Substance abuse, such as smoking, alcohol, and drug use, can emerge as a result of these influences, leading to potential long-term consequences […]

EDUMAP 3rd TPM (Online)

We just had our third TPM for the EDU MAP project, and we’re thrilled to share our progress with you! Our project team has worked hard in developing supportive videos about substance abuse for school teachers and we feel they are an excellent tool that can have a significant impact on the prevention of substance […]

Educational supportive videos for school teachers: Effective Educational Tools for Mitigating Substance Abuse

Innovative teaching/learning methods provide opportunities to experience student and teacher success. Creative and engaging materials increase students’ motivation to learn, their interest in the topic, and their curiosity to explore the topic further.  The #edumap project has some tips on how to use information technology to make prevention materials attractive and engaging for students.  In […]