Students will learn about how all mood-altering substances and addictive behaviors impact natural chemicals in the brain. Students will also explore how young people are a “target market” for these addictive substances and behaviors.

                                   

Brian Farr Selling Addiction: From Smart Phones to Legal Drugs

BOCES ID

7017

For

Middle school, High school

Categories

Character Education, Health, Science, Social Studies

Curriculum

Creative Writing, Social Studies

Costs

$800

Dates Available

Mondays & Thursdays (possibly other weekdays if necessary)

This course is available at a distance

Program Theme

Students will learn about how all mood-altering substances and addictive behaviors impact natural chemicals in the brain. Students will also explore how young people are a “target market” for these addictive substances and behaviors.

Program Description

During this interactive presentation, students will learn and practice “natural highs” such as meditation, exercise, writing, singing, creating, and socializing with others. Students will explore how every behavioral addiction (smart phones, gambling, eating, etc..) as well as every addictive substance (caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, etc…) hijacks these natural chemicals in our brains and rewires them over time into a state of imbalance (homeostasis). Students will learn about the history of addiction and treatment of substance use disorders in America (including Prohibition and the recent legalization of cannabis) and understand the close relationship between making money by targeting youth and the rise in people becoming addicted.

Website

Presentations

Email

bf1step@gmail.com

Phone

(518) 744-9451

Address

2 Fairway Blvd
Wilton, NY 12831

Associated Acts/Performances

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