By Vanessa Rogers
Many little ones will come into touch with medicines, yet do they recognize all of the proof approximately medications? What may still they do in the event that they believe burdened into popping up? Do they be aware of the consequences of stoning up, and what the implications could be? This source is jam-packed with actions that tell kids approximately medicines, motivate them to imagine and speak about their values and attitudes to medicines, and aid them make confident offerings. The enticing actions discover varieties of medications and their results, and matters similar to hazards, results, peer strain, attitudes to drug-taking, and medicine and the media. This moment variation is totally up to date and comprises many new actions. With enjoyable and ingenious actions starting from ice-breakers and quizzes to role-play and poster-making, this ebook is appropriate to be used with youngsters elderly eleven - 19, in teams and on-to-one. lecturers, early life employees, drug aid employees, formative years offending groups and social staff will all locate this a useful source.
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Skunk’ is a very strong type of cannabis. True. It contains much higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), the important psychoactive constituent of cannabis. 58 Warm-ups 3. The most dangerous way to take any drug is by injecting it. True. Injecting drugs carries many risks, as most of the body’s natural defences are bypassed. The most widely recognized risks are the transmission of blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis B and C and HIV through sharing needles, syringes and injecting paraphernalia.
If a sportsperson is found to have used drugs before winning a medal then it should be taken from them. 9. Athletes who are wrongly convicted should be given their titles back and apologized to. 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.
Record them onto flipchart paper as the young people call them out. 32 Warm-ups Next ask the young people to split into groups of three or four. Their challenge is to come up with a definition of what a ‘drug’ is. They can illustrate this if they want to – the point is to discuss the term and reach agreement. Once everyone has finished, invite each group to share what they have been working on. Finally, offer this definition: A substance people take to change the way they feel, think or behave.
A Little Book of Drugs: Activities to Explore Drug Issues with Young People by Vanessa Rogers