Drug Abuse/Addiction/Misuse and Sources of Drugs



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Drug Abuse/Addiction/misuse and sources of drugs

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Week 3


Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks

Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught

Prevention of STI’s, HIV\AIDS.

in their previous lesson

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • say the




Week 3


Topic: Drug Abuse/Addiction/Misuse

Content: 1. Meaning of Drugs.

  1. Uses of drug
  2. Side effects of drugs.

4. Drugs\ substances abuse.

  1. Misuse of drugs
  2. Other substances abuse

Sub-Topic 1: Meaning of drug:.

Drugs can be defined as any substance used to make medicine to cure disease and ailment or any substance which when introduced in to the body cures the body illness.

Examples of drugs are: –

  1. Aspirin
  2. Phensic
  3. Panadol
  4. Kola nut
  5. Alcohol

There are two types of drugs

    1. Common drugs
    2. Hard hard drugs

Uses of Drugs

  1. Drug can be used for medical purpose.
  2. It is used to reduce weight
  3. It is used to reduce pain
  4. It is used to reduce sleep
  5. It is used as stimulant
  6. It is used to cure illness.

SUB-TOPIC 2 Side effects of drugs.

When drugs are used in wrong way, they can lead to the following effects.

  1. They weaken the body
  2. They shorten one’s life span
  3. They can damage the internal organs of the body
  4. They can bring about lack of consecration
  5. They damage the brain
  6. They bring about irregular breathing
  7. They result in economical wastage.

Drugs are divided into two major ones, these are

I- Common drugs

II- Hard drugs – e.g. Cocaine, heroine

Classification of drugs

I Narcotics e. g Opium

II Sedatives and Hypnotics e .g Barbiturates

III Tranquilizers e. g Valium, Librum.

IV Hallucinogens e. g LSD (Lysergic acid diethyamide) and Marijuana.

V Stimulants e .g Amphetamine, Cocaine,

What is Drug Abuse?

Drug Abuse is the taking of medically prescribed drugs inappropriately.




How drugs can be abused.

  1. Taking the prescribed drugs for a purpose other than that which it was intended
  2. Taking a dosage other than the recommended.
  3. Taking drugs to induce sleep without prescription from a qualified medical doctor
  4. Taking drugs to gain confidence or boldness
  5. Taking drugs to attain full sexual satisfaction without prescription.
  6. Sharing a prescribed drug with other people
  7. Taking drugs that are not prescribed by Doctors.
  8. Taking of Expired drugs ignorantly.

Misuse of drugs

Some athletics use drugs in form of stimulants

It is also used as muscle builder.

It is also used to enhance one’s performances in competition.

Other substances abused include:

Tea, alcohol, coffee, kola nuts, tobacco, aspirin and other pain killers.

Alcohol affects the body first making you excited, then making you depressed. The other substances affect the body by causing excitement and preventing sleep.




Define drug abuse



Public Enlightenment Campaign HIV/AIDS Education and Drug Abuse




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise







1.. Define drug

  1. Mention some drugs you know
  2. What are the uses of drug?
  3. Kindly write out some side effects of drugs




  1. What are drugs?
  2. State the medical uses of two drugs.


Conclusion :

The class teacher does the necessary corrections and he or she goes round to mark .