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

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State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

Nevada Administrative Code 389.455 Health.

Instruction in high school in health must be designed so that pupils meet the following performance standards by the completion of high school:

  1. Comprehend concepts related to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease to enhance health, as demonstrated by the ability of the pupil to:
    • (a) Evaluate the effect of family history, health choices and level of stress on the health of a person;
    • (b) Formulate a strategy for personal health that includes the use of self-reflection to achieve overall wellness;
    • (c) Apply knowledge of food and nutrient needs when making decisions regarding food choices and meal plans;
    • (d) Apply knowledge of physical activity and health to develop a plan for daily activity;
    • (e) Analyze the physiological, psychological and social effects of the use and abuse of a substance;
    • (f) Examine ways to reduce or prevent injuries and violence;
    • (g) Analyze the potential for injury, illness or death which results from a person engaging in behavior that increases health risks;
    • (h) Evaluate the effects of advances in research and medicine on the prevention and control of illnesses and diseases;
    • (i) Analyze the influence of the environment on the health of a person and the health of the community;
    • (j) Develop personal boundaries and clear personal limits for the pupil;
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