By Vanessa Rogers
Many kids will come into touch with medicines, yet do they be aware of the entire proof approximately medicinal drugs? What should still they do in the event that they suppose burdened into popping up? Do they be aware of the results of stoning up, and what the results should be? This source is filled with actions that tell teens approximately medications, motivate them to imagine and discuss their values and attitudes to medicinal drugs, and aid them make confident offerings. The attractive actions discover varieties of medicinal drugs and their results, and concerns comparable to dangers, results, peer strain, attitudes to drug-taking, and medication and the media. This moment variation is totally up-to-date and includes many new actions. With enjoyable and inventive actions starting from ice-breakers and quizzes to role-play and poster-making, this ebook is acceptable to be used with youth elderly eleven - 19, in teams and on-to-one. lecturers, adolescence employees, drug help employees, formative years offending groups and social staff will all locate this a useful source.
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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. It is far more likely to be someone they know or an older sibling of someone they know who approaches them.
You will need • Copies of the ‘Drug cards 2’ (you will need a card for each young person) How to do it Divide the group in half. One half will be ‘A’s’ for this activity and the other ‘B’s’. Ask the B’s to find an A to work with so that they are in pairs. Next ask each pair to take two chairs, place them back to back and then sit down so that they are facing away from each other. Hand all the A’s a drug card, and ask them not to show their partner, explaining that the ‘B’s’ task in this first round is to listen as carefully as possible to the information that will be 45 A Little Book of drugs given to them.
Ask the group to find their pair. ’ 41 ‘Drug cards 1’ CANNABIS LSD COCAINE GRASS ACID COKE SOLVENTS CRACK GLUE copyright © vanessa rogers 2012 ROCK ECSTASY HEROIN TOBACCO AMPHETAMINE MEPHEDRONE PILLS SMACK FAGS copyright © vanessa rogers 2012 SPEED copyright © vanessa rogers 2012 MEOW MEOW Warm-ups Describe It! This is an exercise to demonstrate the importance of effective listening in communication. Aim To guess your partner’s drug card from the information they give you. You will need • Copies of the ‘Drug cards 2’ (you will need a card for each young person) How to do it Divide the group in half.