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Substance abuse are drug abuse and taking without the doctor’s advice or prescription. Some substance when taken changes the action of the body. Examples of substance are heroine, cocaine, Indian hemp, etc.

EXAMPLES OF DRUGS MADE FROM INTERACTION BETWEEN CHEMICALS

  1. Aspirin
  2. Paracetamol
  3. Cough mixture
  4. Chloroquine
  5. Chloramphenicol
  6. Valium
  7. Antibiotics, etc.
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EXAMPLES OF SUBSTANCES ABUSE 

  1. Heroin
  2. Cocaine
  3. Sedative

EFFECTS OF DRUGS ABUSE ON HEALTH/SOCIO – ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DRUGS ABUSE

Effects of Heroine (Street Name – Gbana)

  1. Respiratory infection
  2. Jaundice
  3. Chills and cramps
  4. Panic
  5. Nausea
  6. Lack of appetite
  7. Loss of weight

 

Effects of Cocaine (Street Name – Coke) 

  1. Increase blood pressure
  2. Stroke
  3. Loss of weight
  4. Convulsions
  5. Death

 

Effects of Sedative Drugs (MANDRAX AND VALIUM)

  1. Anxiety
  2. Disorientation
  3. Co – ordination
  4. Poor school performance
  5. Truancy
  6. Drop – out of school

 

Strategies and activities

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic

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Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions

Step 5: Teacher evaluates the pupils

 

Evaluation and Assignment

  1. State 4 examples of drugs made from interaction between chemicals.
  2. List 2 effects of each of heroine, cocaine and sedative.

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Safety rules

First Aid

Ways of Improving Sleep

Safety rules in physical education

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