Presentation on theme: "Decision Making Scenario By: Humza Ahmad. Alcohol Scenario #1 Case Study: You often do your homework with a few classmates at a friend’s house after school."— Presentation transcript:
Alcohol Scenario #1 Case Study: You often do your homework with a few classmates at a friend’s house after school. Today, you are all studying for a really big test. One of your friends has brought some beer (or other kind of alcohol) and tells you that you will be more relaxed and will feel less stressed if you drink. Identify the Problem: Your friend offers you beer while you are studying for a big test. Decision 1: You could take the beer and fail the test, because you would not remember anything that you did while studying. Decision 2: You could say to your friend that if he wanted to drink beer while studying he could go to his house and study alone if he wanted to do that. Impact of Decision 1: You would get a good grade while your friend fails and he gets grounded. Your relation ship will stay the same with your friend Impact of Decision 2: If you drank beer while studying for a big test you would firstly fail and if you fail a test at Appleby College your parents are notified. Your parents would get mad at you and they might ground you, and the person who you called your friend is now your “former” friend.
Alcohol Scenario #2 Case Study: You and a friend are at a party. Before the party, your friend arranges with her parents to get a ride home for you both at the end of the evening. When it is time to leave, her/his brother and a friend arrive to pick you up instead of his/her parents. You notice that both boys have been drinking and there is even an open bottle of beer in the car. It isn't very far to your house though. Identify the Problem: Your friends brother and his friend come to pick you up from a party instead of his parents and that both of the boys were drunk Decision 1: You could walk home if it isn’t very far to your house, and you could bring your friend with you to your house. Decision 2: Go home in the car with your friends brother. Impact of Decision 1: If you walked to your house your parents might ask why his friend came over to his house at night, so you tell them that his brother got drunk and they did not want to take the risk, so your parents contact your friends parents and tell them about the incident that occurred. Impact of Decision 2: You get in the car with your friends brother he offers you some beer and you drink it up. On the way to your house a truck crashes into your friends brothers car and the car is totally destroyed and you die in the crash. Your parents are devastated about this incident.
Tobacco Scenario #1 Case Study: You and a friend have just watched a movie. You are leaving the cinema and notice a group of popular kids from your school who are all smoking. You stop to talk. You and your friend are offered cigarettes. Identify the Problem: After a movie popular kids from school are smoking and offer you and your friend a cigarette. Decision 1: Take the cigarette and hang out with the popular kids Decision 2: Deny the cigarette and go home Impact of Decision 1: If you take the cigarette than you might get addicted to it and become an avid smoker. You will also ruin your lungs, and you will become popular Impact of Decision 2: If you deny the cigarette the popular kids might start bullying you, and if they bully you a lot you might have some suicidal thoughts. You might also become a role model for someone else
Tobacco Scenario #2 Case Study: Your best friend's father drives you to soccer practice every Monday and Wednesday night, and you really appreciate it because your parents aren't available to drive and you would have to take the bus otherwise. He always smokes in the car and you don't like it because you are aware of the negative effects of Second hand smoke. Identify the Problem: You don’t like it that your friends dad smokes in the car while driving you to soccer practice. Decision 1: Ask him to stop smoking Decision 2: Don’t complain about it Impact of Decision 1: If you ask your friends dad to stop smoking because of secondhand smoke, he might get offended and stop driving you to soccer practice. If he doesn’t drive you, you would have to take the bus to soccer practice every Monday and Wednesday night and have to pay for a ride. Impact of Decision 2: The smoke you take in will harm your lungs, and you will always get annoyed when you have to go to soccer practice and you won’t like playing soccer anymore.
Cannabis Scenario #1 Case Study: You and your friends are having fun playing basketball. Another friend arrives a little later and starts talking to two of the other friends. The three of them motion to the rest of the group to join them off to the side. They light a marijuana cigarette and pass it around. The cigarette comes to you. Identify the Problem: Your friends are doing weed and they offer you some Decision 1: Smoke the joint and then pass it to the next person. Decision 2: Take the joint and step on it. Impact of Decision 1: If you smoke the joint then it might become a habit and you will want to do it again. Impact of Decision 2: If you destroy the joint of marijuana all of your friends might beat you up because they are very mad. When you go to school the next day they might not want to be friends with you anymore because you ruined their day when they were playing basketball. They might also bully you from that day on, and because of that you commit suicide.