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

By Vanessa Rogers

Many youngsters will come into touch with medications, yet do they recognize the entire evidence approximately medicinal drugs? What should still they do in the event that they consider careworn into popping up? Do they comprehend the results of shooting up, and what the implications should be? This source is filled with actions that tell adolescents approximately medicinal drugs, motivate them to imagine and speak about their values and attitudes to medicines, and support them make optimistic offerings. The attractive actions discover types of medicines and their results, and matters reminiscent of hazards, outcomes, peer strain, attitudes to drug-taking, and medication and the media. This moment version is totally up to date and includes many new actions. With enjoyable and resourceful actions starting from ice-breakers and quizzes to role-play and poster-making, this booklet is acceptable to be used with teenagers elderly eleven - 19, in teams and on-to-one. academics, formative years employees, drug aid employees, formative years offending groups and social employees will all locate this a useful source.

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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.

Encourage them to go with their first thoughts rather than deliberating too long. When they have completed all their slips collect them all in the box. Make sure you shake the box well so that all the statements become muddled up. Now ask the young people to sit in a circle and pass the box around the circle. Each young person should take a slip and read it out. For each one ask them if they think the statement is true and where they think the ideas came from. Once the person who has read it out has spoken, encourage comments from the rest of the group.

Point out that some facts are specific to one drug, but others are true for several. For example, only heroin is sometimes called ‘horse’, so for that round only those with a letter ‘H’ on their back should move. However, it is illegal to possess heroin, cannabis and ecstasy in any form so for that round everyone with a letter ‘H’, ‘C’ or ‘E’ should compete for seats. As there are not enough chairs, one person will be left without a chair each time. As a forfeit for not grabbing a chair they should offer another fact or comment about the drug on their sticker.

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