Colorado - HE K-12 curriculum—alcohol and drug use/abuse (HS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
statute; standard
Summary: 

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

C.R.S. 22-25-103

(3) "Comprehensive health education" means a planned, sequential health program of learning experiences in preschool, kindergarten, and grades one through twelve which shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following topics:

  • (a) Communicable diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related illness;
  • (b) Community and environmental health;
  • (c) Consumer health;
  • (d) Dental health;
  • (e) Tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use;
  • (f) Human growth and development;
  • (g) Hereditary and developmental conditions;
  • (h) Mental and emotional health;
  • (i) Nutrition, personal health, and physical fitness;
  • (j) Family life education;
  • (k) Injury prevention, safety, motor vehicle safety, and emergency care;
  • (l) High-risk behaviors and concerns; and
  • (m) Age appropriate instruction on family roles and expectations, child development, and parenting.

Comprehensive Health Health & Physical Education

4. Prevention and Risk Management (Shared Standard)
Includes alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; violence prevention; and safety; teaches skills to increase safe physical and social behavior in at home, in school, in the community, and in personal relationships; provides specific knowledge on avoidance of intentional and unintentional injuries; and practices decision-making and communication skills to avoid drug use, bullying, and dating violence.
Source: Colorado Department of Education

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