In the book Heart of a Champion by Carl Deuker, Jimmy's drinking problem ruins his dreams of being a major league baseball player. Use these sites to find out more information about teenage drinking.
  1. http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/rpo996/ What percentage of adult alcoholics begin drinking before age 18? What is the average age when a boy first tries alcohol? a girl? Go to the "Kid's Only" box, click on it and then click on the life preserver. What are some things kids can do if they know someone who has a drinking problem?
  2. http://www.drugsdontwork.org/schoolcampus_aod.html What stages of alcohol use did Jimmy go through?
  3. http://www.focusas.com/Alcohol.html What is the most efffective way to combat addictive behaviors?
  4. http://www.focusas.com/Howisyourchild.html Did Jimmy's behavior give warning signs of alcoholism? What were they?
  5. http://www.thecoolspot.gov/ ?????????Go through the role playing scenarios in "It's Your Move." Go to "Stuff to Know" and give some facts you learned.
  6. http://www.freevibe.com/Drug_Facts/alcohol.asp How can alcohol hurt you even if you're not drinking? What are the warning signs of someone having a problem with alcohol? How can you say no to alcohol?
  7. http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do?org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=812954d6dc6baefcd67417cfa281e3a4&number=174358&password WebQuest to go with Heart of a Champion

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