DepEd ALS Teacher’s Guide Module 7: How Do Illegal Drugs Affect Me, My Family, and My Community?

Welcome to the Session Guides of this Module entitled Why Do I Need to Believe in Science? under Learning Strand 2 Scientific and Critical Thinking Skills of the ALS K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC).

This module was collaboratively designed, developed, and reviewed by select DepEd field officials and teachers from formal school and ALS, and private institutions to assist,in helping the ALS learners meet the standards set by the ALS K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) while overcoming their personal, social, and economic
constraints in attending ALS learning interventions.

This learning resource hopes to engage the learners in guided and independent learning activities at their own pace and time. Furthermore, this also aims to help learners acquire the needed 21st century skills while taking into consideration their needs and circumstances.

As an ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator, you are expected to orient the learners on how to use this module. You also need to keep track of the learners’ progress while allowing them to managentheir learning. Moreover, you are expected to encourage and assist the learners as they do the tasks included in the module.

Session Guide No. 1


1. Identify the common over-the-counter medicines; and

2. Describe the use/s of common over-the-counter medicines.

Session Guide No. 2


1. Identify signs and symptoms of drug abuse; and

2. Describe the effects of drug abuse on the health and well-being of a person.

Session Guide No. 3


1. Describe the physical, psychological, social and economic implications of drug abuse such as physical, emotional and mental instability which may result in being a social and economic burden to society;

2. Discuss strategies in the prevention and control of substance use and abuse.

ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Program: Junior High School Learning Strand 2 Scientific and Critical Thinking Skills


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