Babies Deserve A Good Start! Alcoholism: A Three Fold Disease
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Unfortunately, many misinformed people still feel that alcoholism can be prevented entirely through “will power”. They also believe that a person is “weak” if he* becomes alcoholic. No one wants the disease. One does not suddenly wake up and say, “Gosh, I have nothing to do today . . . think I’ll become an alcoholic:” One does not “will” diabetes. Once someone has it, there are things that can be done to control it, but it cannot be cured. The same holds true for the disease of alcoholism.
This project will shed light on a very sensitive topic in a factual, non-threatening style so that each student completing the unit will have a deeper understanding about the dynamics of an often misunderstood disease. They will be able to clearly see that they have choices, decisions to make, and dilemmas to solve. My students are middle school age, a period of constant change and confusion for most adolescents. Many of them become parents not realizing the impact alcohol can have on the fetus. This project will tie some of the pieces together and clarify areas that have lead to much bewilderment.