Ways of preventing drug abuse

The dangers of drug abuse are many. We therefore need to know how to prevent it. The following are some of the ways:

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  1. Avoid self-medication. This means that drugs should only be taken under the guidance of a medical doctor.
  2. Avoid buying drugs or medicine from drug sellers that are not registered
  3. Avoid bad friends who abuse drugs.
  4. Get the advice of doctors/nurses and pharmacists before taking drugs.
  5. Avoid expired drugs.
  6. Do not take drugs because your friends are taking them.


Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step II: Teacher introduces the new topic “Ways of preventing drug abuse”

Step III: Teacher explains ways of preventing drug abuse.

Step IV: Teacher explains further with relevant examples

Step V: Pupils contribute and ask questions


  1. To prevent drug abuse one must __________________. A avoid eating fruits B avoid self-medication C avoid eating foods
  2. It is good to take drugs because our friends are taking it. A True B False C Very true
  3. Expired drugs are drugs that ____________________. A were produced in the factory B are sold at the medicine stores


  1. List three ways of preventing drug abuse


See also

Drug Abuse

Categories of Drugs

Meaning of Drugs

Caring for Accident Victims

Prevention of Accident

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