THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUG ADDICTION : DEVELOPING SOC..
THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUG ADDICTION : DEVELOPING SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN SCHOOLS AGAINST DRUG ADDİCTION
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2017
We have students whose ages are between 12-14 in our school and the same ages in partners ' schools ,too. It correspons to early adolescence age, Students face with new , challenging , social and psychological situations in this period. During this period , Children are curious about trying new things such as cigarettes , alcohol or drug . They desire to try new things or want to take greater risks to show themselves.
The problem of anti-drug and addiction among young people is one of the most important points of our school work concept for the years 2012 - 2020. We undertake a range of activities related to the problem. We conducted a debate with young people on drugs, there was a meeting with a former drug addict who told about the consequences of drugs in his life.
Drug addiction not only causes physical diseases but also creates behavioral ,emotional and psychological problems in addicts. Drugs make the people physically dependent. It has been researched that youth involved in chemical substance abuse are unable to take right decisions and have difficulty in dealing with obstacles of life .
Drug addiction is a very serious problem worldwide. Risk for addiction is influenced by a combination of factors that include individual biology ,social environment ,and age or stage of development. There can be many reasons for children to use substances . They may have family problem , wrong friends and they can think it will ease their anxiety in social situations.
There is a need of awareness among each individual to understand the harm caused by drug addiction.Because of these reasons we want to inform our students about the harmful effects of drug addiction and to want to develop consciousness among students. We want to take precautions before it's too late. If we inform the students and their parents ,we can prevent the problems. Prevention programs involving families,schools,communities and the media are effective in reducing drug abuse.
Although many events and cultural factors affect drug abuse trends,when youth perceive drug abuse as harmful ,they reduce their drug taking.
Thus, education and outreach are key in helping youth and the general public understanding of the risks of drug addiction.
OUR AIM is ,
-teaching students how to resist peer influences,
-to be able to say "NO"
-improving life skills
-creating emotional awareness
-gaining social problem solving skills
-developing consciousness about the dangers of substance use
- lifelong learning and improve education system
"Prevention is the best cure" is a popular saying among healthcare professionals. The main goals of our cooperation are to increase the knowledge of the importance of a healthy lifestyle of living without using drug in each partner's country and to find out and introduce the good habits of each culture.
We hope that - due to our cooperation – our pupils and their families take responsibility for their own choices concerning about their life. We believe, that the cooperation among different European countries will open our students' minds to other cultures and nations. We are going to learn more about each others' habits and traditions. We expect that after the two years of cooperation, our students will be aware of many similarities among people from different parts of Europe, and that they will respect all the differences. We would like them to feel a part of the European community - to broaden their horizon and to get to know and accept people from other cultures.
Another important advantage of taking part in this Partnership is the use of English as a language of the project. Students will learn and practice English in real-life contacts, which will increase the motivation to learning languages.
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