By Vanessa Rogers
Many youngsters will come into touch with medications, yet do they understand all of the evidence approximately medications? What should still they do in the event that they believe burdened into popping up? Do they comprehend the consequences of stoning up, and what the implications can be? This source is filled with actions that tell teens approximately medications, motivate them to imagine and discuss their values and attitudes to medicines, and support them make optimistic offerings. The attractive actions discover forms of medicines and their results, and concerns similar to dangers, results, peer strain, attitudes to drug-taking, and medicine and the media. This moment version is totally up-to-date and comprises many new actions. With enjoyable and inventive actions starting from ice-breakers and quizzes to role-play and poster-making, this e-book is appropriate to be used with children elderly eleven - 19, in teams and on-to-one. lecturers, early life staff, drug aid employees, early life offending groups and social employees will all locate this a useful source.
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You will need • Chairs (one less than the number of people playing) • Stickers • Marker pens 36 Warm-ups How to do it Prepare stickers by labelling them C, E, A or H (to stand for Cannabis, Ecstasy, Alcohol and Heroin). You will need a sticker for each player, and if possible four equal sub-groups. Introduce the session by showing the young people the labels and explaining what the letters stand for. Hand each young person a sticker, to be stuck onto their back where it is visible. Seat everyone in a circle, all except one person who should remain in the middle.
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. (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.
Encourage the group to discuss how they decided what to draw and what influenced their choices. Invite the young people to ask questions of each other about what they have drawn and encourage questions and discussion. Pull out the main themes emerging from the pictures and record them on another sheet of paper. Facilitate a group discussion about any stereotypes emerging. How true are these? Ask the young people to think about their own experiences or knowledge and compare this. Finally suggest that most drug dealers do not fit the stereotype of a man in a coat and dark glasses waiting at the school gate.
A Little Book of Drugs: Activities to Explore Drug Issues with Young People by Vanessa Rogers