State law addresses alcohol and Drug-use/abuse.
Colorado Academic Standard: Comprehensive Health
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.
Colorado Revised Statutes 22-25-103. Definitions.
(3) “Comprehensive health education” means a planned, sequential health program of learning experiences in preschool, kindergarten, and grades one through twelve that must include, but is not 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;
- (m) Age-appropriate instruction on family roles and expectations, child development, and parenting; and
- (n) If not included in other curriculum or programs provided to students, age-appropriate information concerning sections 18-6-401(9) and 19-3-304.5, or any successor laws, referred to generally as “safe haven laws”, relating to the safe abandonment of a child to a firefighter at a fire station, or to a staff member at a hospital or a community clinic emergency center, within the first seventy-two hours of the child's life.
School Health and Wellness State and Federal Legislation and Policy
"C.R.S. 22-1-110: Effect of Use of Alcohol and Controlled Substances to be Taught. This Statuterequires that kindergarten through grade 12 students study the effects of alcohol and controlled substances on the human system."