When drugs are wrongly taken by a person, they are said to have been and can become harmful. Drugs must only be taken under proper guidance and advice; otherwise, they can be abused. Someone who cannot do without a particular drug is called a drug addict such a person is said to be into drug addiction. A drug addict is likely to perform poorly at school or work.
Table of Contents
Factors contributing to drug abuse
- Ignorance, or illiteracy
- Peer pressure,
- Inability to resist the Temptation
Effects of abuse of stimulation
- Mental disorder
- Loss of appetite
- Withdraw dependence, socio Economic effects,
- Poor work performance,
- .Stealing, frauds, armed robbery, social outcast
- 10 School dropouts
Sources of drugs
Small scale sources:
- Provision sellers, snacks stores,
Barons, beer parlors keepers, hotel clubs, large scale sources..
Prevention of drug abuse and life coping skills
How do we prevent drug abuse to give a child?
1 We should have regular exercise.
2 We should make sure that whatever we eat or drink will be good for our health.
3 We should avoid bad friends. We should always refuse to do wrong things, even if all the people around us are doing them.
4 We should engage in such sports as football, tennis and athletics.
5 As much as possible, we should join such good youth clubs as Boy Scouts and Girl Guides.
6 We should obey our elders and religious leaders. This is very important because they teach us about what is right and wrong.
Strategies & Activities
Step: Teacher revises the previous topic.
Step 2: Teacher introduces the new topic.
Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.
Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils questions.
Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils
Assessment & Evaluation
1 List four factors that are responsible for drug abuse.
2 Mention the effects of drug abuse on people.
3 Identify the major sources of drugs in society.
4 List behaviors that promote physical well-being
Lift the three (3) good places you can get drugs.
2 Use your dictionary to find the meanings of the following words:
- a) Harmful
- b) Abused
- c) Ignorance
- d) Illiteracy
- e) Attitude
- f) Habit g) Misuse
- h) Appetite
- i) Athletics
- j) Dropout