Decide with the rest of the class which of
the following activities will help you to understand why people
turn to substance abuse and to identify possible alternatives.
If your teacher is going to invite a visitor who has faced
some of the challenges of addiction to speak to you, you will
need to prepare questions to ask him/her before their visit.
Discuss in pairs or small groups the topic on the worksheet
Discussion topics and write down your conclusions. There is
a resource sheet which may help your discussion.
Read the stories on the resource sheet. Work out and perform
a role play, interviewing them about their lives. Include
in this any experiences you have had yourselves in this area.
Draw a comic strip showing how someone gets involved in substance
abuse and the result of doing so. Then illustrate the best
way out of such dependency and the things which make people
want to find a cure.
Do the Smoking Quiz. Answer the question below it and complete
the worksheet Belonging.
When you have finished the activities you have chosen,
complete the box below.