By Vanessa Rogers
Many young ones will come into touch with medicinal drugs, yet do they comprehend the entire evidence approximately medicines? What should still they do in the event that they believe burdened into stoning up? Do they be aware of the consequences of doping up, and what the results can be? This source is full of actions that tell kids approximately medicines, inspire them to imagine and speak about their values and attitudes to medications, and aid them make confident offerings. The enticing actions discover varieties of medicines and their results, and matters reminiscent of hazards, results, peer strain, attitudes to drug-taking, and medicine and the media. This moment version is absolutely up-to-date and comprises many new actions. With enjoyable and creative actions starting from ice-breakers and quizzes to role-play and poster-making, this booklet is appropriate to be used with children elderly eleven - 19, in teams and on-to-one. lecturers, adolescence employees, drug help staff, formative years offending groups and social employees will all locate this a useful source.
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You will need • Copies of the ‘Scrambled Words’ sheet • Pens How to do it Ask the young people to choose a partner to work with. Hand out a copy of the ‘Scrambled Words’ sheet to each couple and a pen. Explain that the task is to unscramble the words, using the clues to help them, as fast as they can. First pair to complete the sheet wins! Go through the sheet, ensuring that everyone understands the names and terms used. 55 ‘Scrambled Words’ sheet OCEINCA – A white powder derived from the coca plant = EITAHEMANPM – A stimulant drug = PNIRISA – A well known painkiller = SCIBANAN – This substance is usually smoked = IROHNE – A painkilling drug made from the opium poppy = ETSSLNOV – These substances are inhaled = MTEEAKNI – An anaesthetic drug legally produced for use with humans and animals = COTOACB – This contains the stimulant drug nicotine = RPEPPSO – A term for amyl, butyl or isobutyl nitrates = SSYETAC – The chemical name for this is methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA = copyright © vanessa rogers 2012 Warm-ups Drugs Quiz Quizzes are a great way to start a session as they are quick and usually good fun.
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.
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.