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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.10 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 9-12:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (1) grades 9-12 benchmark 1: analyze how behavior can impact health maintenance and disease prevention; grades 9-12 performance standards:
    • (a) differentiate between risks and benefits regarding choices in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being;
    • (b) identify alternatives to health risk behaviors in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being (i.e., abstinence, condom use, other pregnancy prevention methods, selection of healthy food choices, "natural highs," etc.);
    • (c) identify ways to avoid health risk behaviors in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being; discuss and analyze the difference(s) between healthy and unhealthy relationships;
    • (d) explain how attitude(s) and behavior(s) affect health of self and others;
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