A Little Book of Drugs: Activities to Explore Drug Issues by Vanessa Rogers

By Vanessa Rogers

Many childrens will come into touch with medicines, yet do they recognize the entire evidence approximately medications? What should still they do in the event that they think careworn into shooting up? Do they recognize the results of doping up, and what the results could be?

This source is choked with actions that tell adolescents approximately medications, motivate them to imagine and discuss their values and attitudes to medicinal drugs, and support them make confident offerings. The enticing actions discover forms of medicinal drugs and their results, and matters reminiscent of hazards, outcomes, peer strain, attitudes to drug-taking, and medicine and the media. This moment variation is totally up-to-date and comprises many new activities.

With enjoyable and inventive actions starting from ice-breakers and quizzes to role-play and poster-making, this e-book is acceptable to be used with adolescents elderly 13–19, in teams and on-to-one. academics, formative years employees, drug aid employees, adolescence offending groups and social employees will all locate this a useful resource.

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Alcohol) 38 Warm-ups 15. You are usually measured in units. (Alcohol) 16. The chemical name for the pure form of you is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA for short. (Ecstasy) 17. A street name for you is smack. (Heroin) 18. You are illegal to possess in any form at any age. (Heroin, Cannabis, Ecstasy) 19. You are often served in a glass. (Alcohol) 20. You are sometimes cut with ketamine. (Ecstasy) 39 A Little Book of drugs Drug Pairs This is a good way to divide the group into pairs before starting the main activity.

You usually come in pill form. (Ecstasy) 8. You are usually drunk in liquid form. (Alcohol) 9. You often make people hungry after using you. (Cannabis) 10. There is a specified age to legally buy you. (Alcohol) 11. The most important psychoactive ingredients in you are tetrahydrocannabinols – THC. (Cannabis) 12. You are often smoked with tobacco. (Cannabis) 13. You are sometimes called a ‘dance drug’. (Ecstasy) 14. You are legally available to buy in lots of places. (Alcohol) 38 Warm-ups 15. You are usually measured in units.

10. It is acceptable for athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs to help them be the best they can. 63 A Little Book of drugs Word Scatter This is a group warm-up activity that could be adapted to explore personal values. Aim To look at language and attitudes associated with substance use/misuse. You will need • Post-it notes • Large sheets of paper • Felt tip pens How to do it Divide the young people into groups of four. Hand out a small wad of Post-it notes and a pen to each young person and a large sheet of paper to each group.

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