Growing up in a society where a variety of drugs are widely used, alcohol is consumed by a majority of adults and tobacco can be purchased legally by anyone over 18, despite the well documented health risks, young people are faced with a number of drug related choices.
These choices are complicated by the fact that young people are surrounded by media images of drug use, often glamorising the use of certain drugs or of getting drunk.
Delivering this comprehensive teaching pack will increase young people’s knowledge and understanding of the effects of drugs and alcohol and develop their social skills and attitudes. It includes a range of active learning materials which focus on the relationships young people have with friends, peers and family and how these relationships can be affected by their own or others’ drug and alcohol use.
Trialled by secondary school teachers, these materials are engaging and age appropriate.