Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
Meaning of drugs, drug abuse
Consequences of drug abuse
Drugs are what we take to prevent or cure illness or diseases.
Types of drugs
Legal drugs: they are used in treating diseases and injuries. They are in the form of liquid (syrup) or solid (tablets) which a person can drink or swallowed. Sometimes the liquid drug is taken through the use of injection. Legal drugs are gotten from a pharmaceutical stores, hospital.
A person that sells drugs legally can be called any of these names; a druggist, a pharmacist, a chemist.
Legal drug is divided into two
Naturally occurring drugs: these are chemical substance produce by nature. These are drugs obtained from natural sources like vegetable, kolanut, coffee.herbs, etc
Synthetic drugs: these are chemical substance produced by human being to prevent or cure diseases. e.g. aspirin, chloroquine, paracetamol
Illegal drugs are drugs that some people smoke, drink or inject for the physical and mental effects it has on them. Illegal drugs are mostly stimulants.
A person who sells illegal drugs is called a drug dealer.
Examples of illegal drugs
Cannabis such as hemp, afifia,ganga, igbo.
Alchohol such as paraga, Kai-kai, beer, hot drink.
Tobacco such as taba.
Methaqualone;it is a Sedative-hypnotic drug. It is commonly known as poroder or ntu.
Most people get illegal drugs through friends, families and strangers.
Drug abuse happens when we misuse drug. It is the improper way of using drug that is harmful to the person.
CONSEQUENCES OF SOME DRUGS
Chills and cramps
Lack of appetite
Loss of weight
High blood pressure
Loss of weight
SEDATIVE DRUG.e.g valium and mandrax
School drop out
Poor school performance
EFFECTS OF NORMAL AND EXCESSIVE USE OF DRUGS
Damage of the body
CHARACTERISTICS OF DRUG ABUSERS
Pain and shivering when not on drug
Lack of appetite
Excessive happiness of depression when not on drug
Convulsion when not on drugs
PRIMARY SOURCES OF HELP FOR DRUG ABUSERS
Re –orientation by teachers
Re –orientation y parents
School health offices
CONSEQUENCES OF DRUG ABUSE
Drug abuse create pleasurable feelings that encourage the tendency to use it over and over again.
It leads to the development of tolerance to drug which lead the person to larger quantity produces the same effects.
FACTORS SUSTAINING DRUG ABUSE BEHAVIOUR
Pleasurable effects of drugs
Unpleasant effects on withdrawal
Inability to control peer pressure
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
What is drug abuse
Mention three Consequences of taking drugs without doctor’s advice
The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.
He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.