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By Vanessa Rogers

Many young children will come into touch with medicines, yet do they recognize all of the proof approximately medicinal drugs? What should still they do in the event that they suppose burdened into doping up? Do they comprehend the consequences of stoning up, and what the implications may 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 medicinal drugs, and support them make optimistic offerings. The attractive actions discover types of medicinal drugs and their results, and matters equivalent to dangers, outcomes, 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 ebook is appropriate to be used with children elderly eleven - 19, in teams and on-to-one. academics, early life staff, drug aid staff, early life offending groups and social employees will all locate this a useful source.

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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.

False. There is no safety guarantee for any substances bought in this way because they are not tested or regulated, making it hard to be 100 per cent sure what is actually in them. Being labelled ‘natural’ does not mean that a substance cannot have an adverse effect or react badly to other chemicals in the body, including alcohol. Many ‘legal highs’ are under review and new legislation may be put in place to change the legal status in the future. 9. It is illegal to sell solvents such as glue and gas to under 18-year-olds.

Would this make it easier or harder to say no? 35 A Little Book of drugs Drug Chair Swap This activity can easily be adapted for young people with mobility issues or wheelchair users by facilitating it seated in one chair throughout. Instead of moving they can simply raise a hand to show the sticker. Aim This game is based on the well-known party game ‘Musical Chairs’ and is a fast-paced way to assess knowledge in the group and give facts in a fun way. 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).

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