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

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statute; standard

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

Mississippi Code. § 37-161-7 Wellness curriculum to be developed by State Board of Education; board shall adopt implementation rules and regulations

The State Board of Education shall develop a wellness curriculum for use by each school district and the board shall establish rules and regulations to be followed by the districts whereby the districts shall implement the curriculum. Such wellness curriculum shall include educating students about the value of exercise, proper diet and abstinence from use of tobacco and alcohol.

Contemporary Health (9-12)

[Comprehensive Health] includes instruction on human growth and development, disease prevention and control, substance abuse and prevention, community and environmental health, nutrition and wellness, and safety and first aid.
Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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